Fernando Bandeirinha

Fernando Bandeirinha
Personal information
Full name Fernando Óscar Bandeirinha Barbosa
Date of birth (1962-11-26) 26 November 1962
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1976–1981 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1996 Porto 114 (8)
1982–1984Paços Ferreira (loan)
1984–1985Varzim (loan) 22 (0)
1985–1986Académica (loan) 25 (2)
1996–1997 Felgueiras 4 (0)
Total 165 (10)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Porto B
2000–2006 Porto B (assistant)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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,[1] 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.



  1. Fernando BandeirinhaFIFA competition record
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