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Fernando Chalana

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Full nameFernando Albino Sousa Chalana
Height1.65 m
Playing positionWinger

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Fernando Albino de Sousa Chalana (-ptfɨɾˈnɐ̃ðu ʃɐˈlɐnɐ; born 10 February 1959) is a retired Portuguese professional footballer and manager.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest talents in national football, among the likes of Eusébio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luís Figo and Rui Costa, the diminutive winger's main asset was his above-average ball control and dribbling skills.

His career, highly troubled by injuries, was mainly spent at Sport Lisboa e Benfica, where he also later worked as a manager. Prior to his physical problems, he was one the leading figures at UEFA Euro 1984, helping Portugal to the semifinals.

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