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Manuel Bento

Personal information
Full nameManuel Galrinho Bento
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8.5 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Manuel Galrinho Bento (born 25 June 1948 in Golegã - died 1 March 2007 in Barreiro) was a Portuguese footballer, who played as a goalkeeper.

He is best known for his 20-year spell at S.L. Benfica, having retired well into his 40's. Chosen by Portuguese sports newspaper 'Record' as one of the best 100 Portuguese footballers, Bento is widely regarded as the best ever in the country in his position, having won the Goalkeeper of the Year award a best-ever eight times.


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