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António Simões

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Full nameAntónio José Simões da Costa
Height1.58 m
Playing positionLeft Winger

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António José Simões da Costa (-ptɐ̃ˈtɔniu siˈmõȷ̃ʃ); born Corroios, 14 December 1943) is a Portuguese footballer and a current coach. He played as a left winger for Benfica, from 1961/62 to 1974/75. With only 1.58 m of height, he is seen as the first "Giant Gnome" of Portuguese football, before Rui Barros. He is the current assistant manager of the Iran national football team.


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