|Full name||Fernando da Silva Cabrita|
|Date of birth||1 May 1923|
|Place of birth||Lagos, Portugal|
|Date of death||22 September 2014 91)(aged|
|Place of death||Loures, Portugal|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 295 games and 88 goals over the course of 14 seasons, in representation of Olhanense and Sporting da Covilhã. Subsequently he went on to have a coaching career that lasted more than two decades, and included spells with Benfica and the Portugal national team.
Born in Lagos, Algarve, Cabrita played 14 of his 18 years as a senior in his country's top division, starting out at S.C. Olhanense. In the 1943–44 season, he scored a career-best 20 goals in only 18 games to help his team to the fifth position out of ten clubs.
Cabrita also represented Angers SCO (France, second level), S.C. Covilhã and Portimonense S.C. before retiring in 1960 at the age of 37. He gained seven caps for Portugal in twelve years, making his debut on 11 March 1945 in a 2–2 friendly draw against Spain and netting his only goal in his next appearance, a 1–5 away loss to the same opponent for the 1950 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, on 2 April 1950.
Cabrita started working as a coach as he was still playing with Portimonense, in 1959. His first full-time stop at the professional level came during the 1967–68 campaign, when he acted as interim at S.L. Benfica and led the club to the national championship, before Otto Glória took over. In the Portuguese top flight he was also in charge of U.F.C.I. Tomar, S.C. Beira-Mar, Rio Ave FC, Académico de Viseu FC and F.C. Penafiel.
Cabrita served as Portugal's manager during nine matches starting in 1983, after the resignation of Glória. He led a technical commission with three other members – José Augusto, António Morais and Toni – and coached the national side to the semi-finals at UEFA Euro 1984, where Portugal lost 2–3 to France in extra time.
- Raja Casablanca
- Botola: 1988
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- Fernando Cabrita profile at ForaDeJogo
- Fernando Cabrita manager stats at ForaDeJogo
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- Worldfootball profile