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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Seixas and the second is Peyroteo de Vasconcelos.
Fernando Peyroteo
Personal information
Full name Fernando Peyroteo
Date of birth March 10, 1918
Place of birth    Humpata, Portuguese & Angola, Portuguese Empire
Date of death    November 28, 1978 (aged 60)
Place of death    portugal
Playing position FMF
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
187 (331)
- (-)   
National team
1938-1948 Portugal 20 (15)
Teams managed
1961 Portugal

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

Fernando Baptista de Seixas Peyroteo de Vasconcelos (born March 10, 1918 in Humpata, Huíla, Angola – died Lisbon, November 28, 1978) was a Portuguese footballer.

He was a leading man as a forward both for the Portuguese national team and for Sporting, where he was a member of the legendary team Os Cinco Violinos (The Five Violins in Portuguese), with Jesus Correia, Manuel Vasques, Albano and Travassos. He has the best goal rate by game of football's history.


Family relationship

José Couceiro, manager of Portugal's Under-21 Team, is Peyroteo's grandnephew. António César de Vasconcelos Correia, 1st Viscount and 1st Count de Torres Novas and 93rd Governor of India, was his great-uncle. Augusto de Vasconcelos was his second cousin once removed.

His paternal grandfather was Spanish.




Portuguese Liga

  • Winners: (5) 1940–41 1943–44 1946–47 1947–48 1948–49

Cup of Portugal

  • Winners: (5) 1937–38 1940–41 1944–45 1945–46 1947–48


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