|Full name||Eduardo José Gomes Camassele Mendes|
|Date of birth||18 January 1962|
|Place of birth||Barcelos, Portugal|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
During 16 professional seasons, Dito appeared in 358 Primeira Liga matches, starting his career with S.C. Braga, for which he was already an important first-team member at the age of 18, and signing with S.L. Benfica in 1986 after six years in Minho.
During his two season-spell with Benfica, Dito played in 27 league games in his first year as the Lisbon club won the double, then partnered Carlos Mozer in his second (no silverware won). He then moved to rivals and title holders FC Porto for one season, with Benfica regaining its domestic supremacy at the expense of precisely the northerners.
From 1989 to 1994, always in the top division, Dito represented Vitória de Setúbal, S.C. Espinho and Gil Vicente FC. After an unassuming stint with A.D. Ovarense in the second level he retired from football, aged 34.
Dito's biggest achievement as a coach was managing S.C. Salgueiros over the course of three top flight campaigns, being sacked after the tenth round of 1999–2000 as the Paranhos team eventually retained their status. In 2009 he returned to his first club Braga, being appointed at its junior sides.
Dito played 17 games for Portugal, his debut arriving on 28 October 1981 – at the age of only 19 – as he came on as a 46th minute substitute for Humberto Coelho in a 1–4 away loss against Israel for the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He did not attend any major international tournament, however.
|1||23 February 1983||Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal||West Germany||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
- Portuguese Cup: Runner-up 1981–82
- Portuguese Supercup: Runner-up 1988
- "1988/89: FC Porto sem troféus e dez campeões europeus a chorar" [1988/89: FC Porto without trophies and ten European champions crying] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
- Dito at thefinalball.com
- Dito profile at ForaDeJogo
- Dito manager stats at ForaDeJogo
- Dito at National-Football-Teams.com
- Portugal stats at Eu-Football