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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is da Costa Séneca and the second is Torres.
José Torres
Personal information
Full name José Augusto da Costa
Séneca Torres
Date of birth 8 September 1938 (1938-09-08) (age 71)
Place of birth    Santarém, Portugal
Height 2.04 m (6 ft 8+12 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current club Retired
Youth career
1953–1957 Torres Novas
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1957–1959
1959–1971
1971–1975
1975–1980
Torres Novas
Benfica
Vitória de Setúbal
Estoril Praia

259 (226)
? (?)   
National team
1963–1973 Portugal 34 (14)
Teams managed
1975
1984–1986
1987
Vitória de Setúbal
Portugal
Boavista

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

José Augusto da Costa Séneca Torres (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ ˈtoʁɨʃ]; born 8 September 1938) is a Portuguese former footballer and coach.

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Player

Torres had 34 caps for Portugal, scoring 14 goals. His debut was on 23 January 1963, in a 1–0 loss against Bulgaria, for the UEFA Euro 1964 qualifying matches. His last game, played at the age of 35, was a 2–2 draw, again against Bulgaria, on 13 October 1973, for the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification.[1]

The peak of his career was as one of the leading figures of the national team at the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England, where he scored three goals. He scored the 2–1 winning goal over the Soviet Union in the match for the third place.

Manager

As a coach, his best result was the qualification for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, where Portugal was eliminated after the first round.

Honours and Awards

Portugal Benfica

Individual
Honour Crown — Portuguese Liga: 1962–63, Top Goalscorer – 26 goals

References

  1. ^ José Augusto Torres FIFA competition record
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