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Alberto Bastos Lopes

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Place of birth  Lisbon, Portugal
Role  Footballer
Name  Alberto Lopes

Years  Team
1973–1978  Benfica
Height  1.86 m
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Full name  Alberto Carlos Bastos Lopes
Date of birth  (1959-10-22) 22 October 1959 (age 56)
Playing position  Centre back / Defensive midfielder

Alberto Carlos Bastos Lopes (born 22 October 1959) is a former Portuguese footballer who played mainly as a central defender but also as a defensive midfielder, and a current manager.


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Over the course of ten seasons, he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 130 games and seven goals.

Club career

Born in Lisbon, Bastos Lopes progressed through S.L. Benfica's youth system, arriving in the first team after a loan spell at neighbouring G.D. Estoril Praia. However, due to stiff competition from Humberto Coelho and António Oliveira in defense and Shéu and Glenn Strömberg in midfield, he appeared only as a substitute on most occasions.

After leaving in the 1984 summer, Bastos Lopes continued competing always in the Primeira Liga in the following seasons, with C.F. Os Belenenses, F.C. Penafiel and S.C. Braga. He nearly signed for Deportivo de La Coruña in 1988, but did not pass his medical.

Bastos Lopes retired in 1989, at the age of only 29. He subsequently started a lengthy managerial career, never in higher than the third division. In 2004, he led Benfica's juniors to the national championship.

International career

Bastos Lopes represented Portugal at the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship, helping the nation to the quarter-finals.

Personal life

Bastos Lopes' older brother, António, was also a footballer and a defender. He too represented Benfica, with more success.


  • Primeira Liga (7): 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84
  • Taça de Portugal (5): 1980–81, 1982–83
  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (2); Runner-up 1981
  • Taça de Honra (7)
  • UEFA Cup: Runner-up 1983–84
  • References

    Alberto Bastos Lopes Wikipedia