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Capucho
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Full name Nuno Fernando Gonçalves Rocha
Date of birth February 21, 1972 (1972-02-21) (age 38)
Place of birth    Barcelos, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Gil Vicente
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1990–1992
1992–1995
1995–1997
1997–2003
2003–2004
2004–2005
Gil Vicente
Sporting CP
Vitória Guimarães
FC Porto
Rangers
Celta Vigo
050 0(3)
065 (10)
065 (15)
188 (32)
022 0(5)
019 0(0)   
National team
1996–2002 Portugal 34 (2)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Nuno Fernando Gonçalves da Rocha (born February 21, 1972 in Barcelos), aka Capucho, is a retired Portuguese footballer, who played as a winger.

Blessed with scoring and dribbling ability alike, he also displayed good defensive and tackling skills.[1]

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Club career

After starting with hometown Gil Vicente FC and helping the Portuguese under-20s win the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship in home soil (in a team which included João Vieira Pinto, Rui Costa and Luís Figo), Capucho moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he would be relatively used, helping the Lisbon outfit to the 1995 Portuguese Cup.

After two seasons with Guimarães' Vitória Sport Clube, Capucho joined Futebol Clube do Porto, being a major part of a side that won three league titles and the 2003 UEFA Cup (starting in the final[2]).

Capucho would leave Porto prior to its UEFA Champions League conquest, retiring after unassuming spells with Rangers FC - in a season completely devoid of silveware[3]- and Celta de Vigo (in the Spanish second level).

In the 2007 summer, Capucho returned to Porto, being charged with training its junior teams for several years.

International career

With 34 caps for Portugal, Capucho displayed more defensively for the nation than while at (namely) Porto,[1] appearing at UEFA Euro 2000 (two late substitute appearances and a start against Germany, when Portugal was already qualified) and 2002 FIFA World Cup (replacing Sérgio Conceição in the 4–0 thrashing of Poland).

After Luiz Felipe Scolari took over as national team boss, in early 2003, he was never called again.

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