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Place of birth  Porto, Portugal
Name  Angelo Martins
Years  Team
Role  Footballer

1952–1965  Benfica
Height  1.75 m
1953–1962  Portugal
Playing position  Defender
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Full name  Angelo Gaspar Martins Pereira
Date of birth  (1930-04-19) 19 April 1930 (age 85)

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Ângelo Gaspar Martins (born 19 April 1930), commonly known as Ângelo, is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a defender for Benfica in the 1950s.


Club career

Despite having been born in Porto, where Boavista F.C. and FC Porto are the main teams, a young Ângelo Martins turned down the opportunity to play for Porto, as he was a fan of Lisbon rivals Benfica.

He started his career as a left defender, but also played as a left-midfielder. He started playing for Académico do Porto at 15 years of age, but he was scammed by a Porto staff member, that gave him a false document and made him sign a Porto file. The federation punished Ângelo but for only a short period. At 20 years old while serving in the military, a Benfica scout spotted him playing and brought him to Lisbon. He played 14 seasons for Benfica making 285 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

National team

Ângelo was capped for 20 times by Portugal, making his debut on 27 September 1953 at Prater Stadium in Vienna.


  • European Cup: 1960–61, 1961–62; Runner-up 1962–63
  • Primeira Liga (7): 1954–55, 1956–57, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65
  • Taça de Portugal (5): 1952–53, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1961–62, 1963–64
  • Taça de Honra (1)
  • Intercontinental Cup: Runner-up 1961–62, 1962–63
  • References

    Ângelo Martins Wikipedia

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