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Fernando Bandeirinha

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Place of birth  Porto, Portugal
Name  Fernando Bandeirinha
1976–1981  Porto
Role  Footballer

Years  Team
Height  1.7 m
1981–1996  Porto
Playing position  Defender
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Full name  Fernando Oscar Bandeirinha Barbosa
Date of birth  (1962-11-26) 26 November 1962 (age 53)

Fernando Óscar Bandeirinha Barbosa (born 26 November 1962 in Porto), known as Bandeirinha, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a defender, on the right or left side of the pitch.


Football career

During his career, Bandeirinha played mainly for FC Porto, never being more than a reserve player during his 15-year spell – which also included loans to F.C. Paços de Ferreira, Varzim S.C. and Académica de Coimbra – as he was barred by for instance legendary João Domingos Pinto (who appeared in more than 600 official matches for the club) in the right-back position.

In 1996, already aged 33, he moved to F.C. Felgueiras in the second division, where he finished his career after one year. Bandeirinha was never capped for Portugal, but was a last-minute addition for the squad at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, after S.L. Benfica's António Veloso was suspended due to a doping test, later proven to be fake.

From 1999 to 2006, Bandeirinha worked as a coach with his main club's reserve team, but almost exclusively as an assistant.


  • Primeira Liga: 1987–88, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1995–96
  • Taça de Portugal: 1987–88, 1990–91, 1993–94
  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1991
  • European Cup: 1986–87
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1987
  • References

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