I played federated football for 17 years, from junior to senior levels, and later had the pleasure of running a senior football team for 3 seasons in Atlético Clube de Portugal where I played the 2nd League B, I got several titles still in player’s time but was in charge of the team as a coach that I won what gave me more pleasure and pride.
My academic background boils down to having attended the Management Computer Science course at Instituto Superior de Gestão, which I did not conclude.
I have completed the UEFA B course, having been twice refused my acceptance for 3rd level in UEFA A, on the grounds that I have others in front of me. Between 2004 and 2007 I worked as Head Coach at Beira-Mar de Almada.
Having said that and because I will not give up pursuing my dream, I am sure that this postgraduate course plus all the knowledge it will give me may also be a new launching pad for my professional life and that will certainly open up new opportunities and new contacts in the soccer business.