Name Artur Quaresma
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|Full name Artur da Silva Quaresma|
Date of birth (1917-06-27)27 June 1917
Date of death 2 December 2011(2011-12-02) (aged 94)
Died December 2, 2011, Barreiro, Barreiro, Portugal, Portugal
Place of birth Barreiro, Portugal
Place of death Barreiro, Portugal
Artur da Silva Quaresma (27 June 1917 – 2 December 2011) was a Portuguese footballer who played as a forward.
Born in Barreiro, Setúbal District, Quaresma started playing with local F.C. Barreirense in the second division. In the 1936 summer he moved to the Primeira Liga with C.F. Os Belenenses, where he would remain for the following 13 seasons, working as an electrician after training.
In 1945–46, as the Lisbon-based team won their first and only national championship, Quaresma scored 14 goals in 22 games. He retired on 5 October 1948 at only 30 years of age, following a game against neighbouring Sporting Clube de Portugal (4–1 home win, two goals), then acted as his main club's coach during the same campaign, leading it to the third position; he worked with the youth sides in the following years.
Quaresma earned five caps for Portugal, appearing in as many friendlies over the course of eight years. He made his debut on 28 November 1937, against Spain (2–1 win in Vigo).
Personal life / Death
Quaresma died in his hometown of Barreiro on 2 December 2011, at the age of 94. He was the great-uncle of another footballer, Ricardo Quaresma, who played with individual and team success for FC Porto, also being an international.