Capucho (footballer)
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Capucho Footballer

Capucho
Personal information
Full name Nuno Fernando Gonçalves da Rocha
Date of birth (1972-02-21) 21 February 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Barcelos, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Winger
Youth career
1984-1990 Gil Vicente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989-1992 Gil Vicente 51 (2)
1992-1995 Sporting CP 65 (10)
1995-1997 Vitória Guimarães 65 (15)
1997-2003 Porto 188 (32)
2003-2004 Rangers 22 (5)
2004-2005 Celta 19 (0)
Total 410 (64)
National team
1991 Portugal U20 8 (1)
1992-1994 Portugal U21 20 (2)
1996-2002 Portugal 34 (2)
Teams managed
2010-2014 Porto (youth)
2014-2015 Porto B (assistant)
2015-2016 Varzim
2016 Rio Ave
2017-2018 Varzim
2019 Mafra
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nuno Fernando Gonçalves da Rocha (born 21 February 1972), known as Capucho (Portuguese pronunciation: [k?'pu?u]), is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a winger, and a current manager.

Blessed with both scoring and dribbling ability alike, he also displayed good defensive and tackling skills.[1] His 15-year professional career was mainly associated with Porto (although he also represented Sporting), with which he won a total of 13 major titles, having appeared in 368 Primeira Liga games over 13 seasons, scoring 59 goals.

For Portugal, Capucho appeared in one World Cup and one European Championship, both in the early 2000s.

Playing career

Club

Capucho was born in Barcelos. After starting with hometown's Gil Vicente F.C. he moved to Sporting CP, where he would be relatively used during his three-year spell, helping the Lisbon team to the 1995 Portuguese Cup.

After two seasons with Guimarães' Vitória SC, Capucho joined FC Porto, being a major part of a side that won three Primeira Liga titles and the 2002-03 UEFA Cup, starting in the final against Celtic.[2] His worst domestic output came precisely in that season, scoring four goals in 27 matches as the northerners won the treble.

Capucho would leave Porto prior to the conquest of the UEFA Champions League, having appeared in nearly 250 official games with the club. He retired in 2005 at the age of 32, after unassuming spells with Scotland's Rangers - in a campaign completely devoid of silverware[3]- and RC Celta de Vigo of the Spanish Segunda División.[4]

International

With 34 caps for Portugal, Capucho played more defensively for the nation than while at Porto,[1] appearing at UEFA Euro 2000 (two late substitute appearances and a start against Germany, when Portugal was already qualified)[5] and the 2002 FIFA World Cup (replacing Sérgio Conceição in the 4-0 thrashing of Poland).[6] After Luiz Felipe Scolari took over as national team boss in early 2003, he was never called again.

In 1991, Capucho only missed one game as the under-20s (which also included Rui Costa, Luís Figo and João Vieira Pinto) won the FIFA World Cup, played on home soil.[7][8]

Coaching career

Capucho returned to Porto in the summer of 2007, being charged with training its junior sides for several years. His first job at the professional level occurred in 2015-16, when he led newly promoted Varzim S.C. to the ninth place (from 24 teams) in the Segunda Liga; he subsequently moved to the top flight with neighbours Rio Ave FC,[9] being fired on 10 November 2016 due to poor results.[10]

In October 2017, Capucho returned to Varzim.[11] He left in December of the following year, by mutual consent.[12]

On 8 April 2019, Capucho was appointed at C.D. Mafra who were eighth in the second division following a run of nine games without a win that cost the job of Filipe Pedro.[13] He won one and drew two of their five remaining matches, then chose to part ways.[14]

Career statistics

Club

[15][16]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gil Vicente 1990-91 20 0 -- 20 0
1991-92 30 2 -- 30 2
Total 50 2 -- 50 2
Sporting 1992-93 27 3 4 0 2 0 -- 33 3
1993-94 25 6 6 2 5 0 -- 36 8
1994-95 13 1 2 3 1 0 -- 16 4
Total 65 10 12 5 8 0 -- 85 15
Vitória Guimarães 1995-96 33 8 4 0 4 0 -- 41 8
1996-97 32 7 1 0 4 0 -- 37 7
Total 65 15 5 0 8 0 -- 78 15
Porto 1997-98 32 5 5 1 5 0 2 0 44 6
1998-99 33 6 1 0 5 0 2 1 41 7
1999-00 32 6 4 0 13 1 2 0 51 7
2000-01 33 6 3 3 11 0 2 0 49 9
2001-02 31 5 2 1 15 2 1 0 49 8
2002-03 27 4 4 1 7 1 -- 38 6
Total 188 32 19 6 56 4 9 1 272 43
Rangers 2003-04 22 5 2 0 6 0 3 1 33 6
Celta 2004-05 19 0 0 0 -- 19 0
Career total 409 64 38 11 78 4 12 2 537 81
Capucho: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 June 1999 Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal  Slovakia 1-0 1-0 Euro 2000 qualifying
2 2 June 2000 Estádio Municipal de Chaves, Chaves, Portugal  Wales 3-0 3-0 Friendly

Honours

Club

Sporting

Porto

International

Portugal U-20

References

  1. ^ a b 2002 World Cup profile; BBC Sport
  2. ^ UEFA Cup final player ratings; BBC Sport, 21 May 2003
  3. ^ Capucho joins Rangers; BBC Sport, 17 June 2003
  4. ^ "El Celta refuerza el ataque con Capucho y traspasa a Juanfran" [Celta bolster the attack with Capucho and transfer Juanfran]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 5 August 2004. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Conceição hat-trick ousts holders Germany". UEFA. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Portugal back on track". BBC Sport. 10 June 2002. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ Capucho - FIFA competition record
  8. ^ "Geração de ouro faz 20 anos" [Golden generation celebrates 20th birthday]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Nuno Capucho apresentado como treinador do Rio Ave" [Nuno Capucho presented as manager of Rio Ave] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Capucho deixa o Rio Ave" [Capucho leaves Rio Ave] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Varzim anuncia Nuno Capucho como novo treinador" [Varzim announce Nuno Capucho as new manager] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Varzim rescinde com Capucho" [Varzim cut ties with Capucho]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 3 December 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Nuno Capucho apresentado como novo treinador do Mafra" [Nuno Capucho presented as new manager of Mafra]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 April 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Nuno Capucho deixa Mafra" [Nuno Capucho leaves Mafra]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Capucho". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Nuno Capucho". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 2019.

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