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Paulo Bento

Paulo Bento
Personal information
Full namePaulo Jorge Gomes Bento
Date of birthJune 20, 1969(age 47)
Place of birthLisbon, Portugal
Height1.75 m
Playing positionDefensive midfielder
Club information
Current clubPortugal (coach)

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Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento (born 20 June 1969; -ptˈpawlu ˈbẽtu) is a retired Portuguese footballer, and the current manager of Portugal.

A defensive midfielder with tackling ability and workrate as his main assets, he played for two of the major three teams in his country, also playing four years in Spain. He represented the Portuguese national team in one FIFA World Cup and one UEFA European Football Championship.

Bento then took up a coaching career, managing Sporting Clube de Portugal during four years and four months, with relative success.

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