José Maria Pedroto

José Maria Pedroto
Personal information
Full name José Maria Carvalho Pedroto
Date of birth (1928-10-21)21 October 1928
Place of birth Lamego, Portugal
Date of death 8 January 1985(1985-01-08) (aged 56)
Place of death Porto, Portugal
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1944–1945 Pedras Rubras
1945–1948 Leixões
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1950 Lusitano 25 (12)
1950–1952 Belenenses 50 (14)
1952–1960 Porto 152 (31)
National team
1952–1957 Portugal 17 (0)
Teams managed
1962–1964 Académica
1964–1965 Leixões
1965–1966 Varzim
1966–1969 Porto
1969–1974 Vitória Setúbal
1974–1976 Boavista
1974–1977 Portugal
1976–1980 Porto
1981–1982 Vitória Guimarães
1982–1984 Porto

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

José Maria Carvalho Pedroto, OIH (21 October 1928 – 8 January 1985), was a Portuguese footballer and coach.[1][2][3][4][5]


Pedroto was born in Almacave, Lamego, Portugal. A right midfielder, he played for Leixões SC, Lusitano, Belenenses and FC Porto. He was capped 17 times for Portugal, 1 with Belenenses and 16 with FC Porto. His first game was on April 20, 1954, a 3–0 loss to France, in a friendly match, and his last game, on December 22, 1957, a 3–0 loss to the Italy, in Milan, in a World Cup qualifying match.


His career continued in style in Académica Coimbra, where he was replaced by Mário Wilson, Varzim SC (after being sacked by Leixões), and in 1969 he had his first stint with Porto, winning a domestic cup. After that, he went to Vitória Setúbal.

Four years later, in 1974 Pedroto joined Porto side Boavista FC, winning two cups and reaching a second place in the league. In 1978, he returned to Porto, which had been in a 19-year title drought.

As of the 2015-16 season, Pedroto is the all time leader in wins, by a manager, in the Portuguese League with 326.







  1. "A carreira de Pedroto em cinco "flashes"" [Pedroto's career in five "flashes"] (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  2. "Há trinta anos morria o pai do "portismo moderno"" [Thirty years ago died the father of "modern portismo"] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  3. Prata, Bruno (9 January 2010). "O mestre da táctica e do conflito" [The master of tactic and conflict] (in Portuguese). Público. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  4. Marques, Sara (19 May 2014). "O dia em que Pedroto foi banido do FC Porto" [The day Pedroto was banned from FC Porto] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  5. Almeida, Germano (7 January 2015). ""Diz-me como jogas e te direi como deves treinar"" ["Tell me how you play and I shall tell you how to train"] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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