Referees from Portugal

Pedro Proença
Intl. since: 2003
Hometown: Lisbon
August 2011 Proenca was head-butted by an unidentified man in a Shopping Centre near the Benfica stadium. The referee had just left the gym and was on his way to have dinner. He su
Olegario Benquerenca
Intl. since: 2001
Hometown: Leiria
The World Cup match Uruguay - Ghana had a weird ending. In the last minute of the extra time Luis Suares hit the ball with his hands standing on the goal line and so stopped Ghana'
Artur Soares Dias
Intl. since: 2010
Hometown: Vila Nova de Gaia
Soares Dias, son of former Cat1 portuguese ref Manuel Soares Dias, was the youngest ever portuguese referee to achieve the FIFA level. Starting as cat4 in 2010 was upraded to cat3
Lucilio Baptista
Intl. since: 1996
Hometown: Almada
Lucilio Batista showed 9 yellow cards in a Confederations Cup match in France 2003 when France beat Colombia 1-0.
Manuel Jorge de Sousa
Intl. since: 2006
Hometown: Porto
Jorge Sousa was elected best portuguese referee in 2008/2009 as well as in 2007/2008. (source: Filipe)
Vítor Melo Pereira
Intl. since: 1992
Hometown: Lisbon
The hands ball in the box by USA player John O'Brien in the 2002 World Cup match against Mexico, will probably stay with Vitor Melo Pereira for ever. It went unnoticed by this famo
Duarte Gomes
Intl. since: 2002
Hometown: Lisbon
His full name is Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes. He is a UEFA category 1 referee. And as you can see from his palmares, he is getting more matches 2010 lately (2010).
António Garrido
Intl. since: 1972
Hometown: Leiria / Marinha Grande
António José da Silva Garrido refereed three World Cup matches, two in 1978 and one in 1982. He was active at the 1980 European Championships and in the final of the 1980 Eur
Bruno Paixão
Intl. since: 2004
Hometown: Setubal
August 2007 must have been an important month for Bruno Miguel Duarte Peixao', when he first officiated the Supertaça (Sporting won 1-0 to Porto) and then another quali
Paulo Costa
Intl. since: 1999
Hometown: Porto
Paulo Manuel Gomes da Costa received his FIFA badge in 1999. His international career seemed to have been stalled a little. He reached the group stage in the Champions League and t
Jorge Monteiro Coroado
Intl. since: 1991
Hometown:
Born in the small town of Carnaxide, Jorge Emanuel Monteiro Coroado started refereeing in 1975. He got his FIFA badge in 1991 and retired in 2001.
Fabio Costa Verissimo
Intl. since: 2015
Hometown:
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Tiago Martins
Intl. since: 2015
Hometown:
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Hugo Ferreira Miguel
Intl. since: 2013
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Jose Rosa Santos
Intl. since: 1984
Hometown: Beja
In 1988 and 1992 Jose Rosa dos Santos took charge of a group stage match in the European Championships. He was a FIFA ref from 1984 until the end of season 1991/1992.
Carlos Xistra
Intl. since: 2008
Hometown:
In 2007 Luis Felipe Vieira, president of Benfica, got banned for 40 days from football activities and fined 1500 euros for attacking Carlos Xistra in the press. According to the Po
Joaquim Campos
Intl. since: 1954
Hometown: Lisbon
Another picture ripped from Alberto Helder's Blog (with his kind consent)
Paolo Paraty da Silva
Intl. since: 1996
Hometown: Porto
Joaquim Paulo Gomes Ferreira Paraty da Silva was born in Miragaia, Porto in 1956. His father Armando Aurelio Paraty da Silva was also a (national) referee. Paolo Paraty has been F
Joao Silva Pinheiro
Intl. since: 2016
Hometown:
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João Carlos Santos Capela
Intl. since: 2011
Hometown:
Cesar Correia
Intl. since: 1973
Hometown: Sao Braz de Alportel
César Luz Diaz Correia, was active in the 1970s. He took charge qualifiers for the World Cup and European Cup. FIFA ref 1974-1982.
Carlos da Silva Valente
Intl. since: 1984
Hometown: Setúbal
José Pratas
Intl. since: 1992
Hometown: Evora
Jose Joâo Mendes Pratas stopped refereeing in 2003 and became a referee Observador of the Primera Categoria. He was a FIFA ref from 1993 until the end of 2002.
Joao Ferreira
Intl. since: 2003
Hometown: Setubal
In 2011 Ferreira refused to take charge of a match Beira-Mar vs Sporting after Sporting officials had publicly attacked his colleague Carlos Xistra and had earlier criticized Ferre
Antonio Costa
Intl. since: 1999
Hometown: Setubal
Antonio Manuel Almeida Costa was a FIFA referee from 1999 until 2006. See his palmares.
Luis Branco Godinho
Intl. since: 2017
Hometown:
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Antonio Saldanha-Ribeiro
Intl. since: 1968
Hometown: Maceira-Liz
Antonio Ribeiro went to a town called Lourenco Marques in Mozambique to take charge of three matches between Australia and Rhodesia in a stadium named after the Portuguese dictator
Francisco Lobo
Intl. since: 1971
Hometown: Barreiro
Francisco Soeiro Marques Lobo was a FIFA referee from 1971 until 1978.
Joao Martins Pinto Correia
Intl. since: 1990
Hometown:
João Martins Pinto Correia was an international referee from 1989 until 1995.
Anibal Oliveira
Intl. since: 1965
Hometown: Lisbon
Anibal da Silva Oliveira (1918-2010 )was active internationally from 1964/65 until 1969.
Alder Dante da Silva
Intl. since:
Hometown:
courtesy of Aberto Helder
José Veiga Trigo
Intl. since: 1986
Hometown:
José Alberto Veiga Trigo was a FIFA referee from 1987 until the end of 1994.
Raul Nazaré
Intl. since: 1979
Hometown: Setubal
Raúl Joaquim Fernandes Nazaré was a FIFA referee from 1979 till the end of 1985.
Fernando Leite
Intl. since: 1970
Hometown: Praia da Granja
Driving home after a Benfica - Sporting match in 1973, Fernando Nunes dos Santos Leite and 5 others were killed in a car crash. He had been a FIFA referee from 1970.
Vitor Correia
Intl. since: 1982
Hometown: Lisbon
The semi-final of the 1989 European Cup may have been his most important match. Vitor Manuel Fernandes Correia (1942-2006) was a FIFA referee from 1982 until 1991.
Viriato Graca Oliva
Intl. since:
Hometown: Leira / Loures
Virato Graca Oliva (1937-2001) was a FIFA referee from 1980 until 1985.
Joaquim Bento Marques
Intl. since:
Hometown: Évora
Joaquim Jose Bento Marques was a FIFA referee from 1994 until 1998.
Augusto Marques Pires
Intl. since: 1978
Hometown: Barreiro
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Marco Ferreira
Intl. since: 2013
Hometown:
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Antonio Marcal
Intl. since: 1992
Hometown:
Antonio Jose de Almeida Marcal was a FIFA referee from 1992 until 1998.
Décio de Freitas
Intl. since: 1959
Hometown: Lisbon
Décio Vito Bentes de Freitas was a FIFA referee for ten years between 1959 and 1969. He died in 1975.
Mario Luis
Intl. since: 1978
Hometown: Santarem
Mario da Silva Luis(1941-1998) was a FIFA referee from 1979 until 1986
Abel da Costa
Intl. since: 1956
Hometown: Porto
Abel da Costa (according to sources still alive in 2011) was a FIFA referee from 1955 until 1963.
Hermínio Soares
Intl. since: 1955
Hometown: Lisbon
Herminio Henrique Soares was an international referee from 1956 until the end of 1964. He died in 1981.
Francisco Guerra
Intl. since: 1956
Hometown: Leca de Palmeira
Francisco Goncalves Guerra. International referee from the season 1957/58 until 1966. He took charge of a European Cup quarter-final. Guerra died in 1986.
Francisco Silva
Intl. since: 1986
Hometown: Faro
Jose Francisco Conceicao Silva was a FIFA referee from 1986 until 1990.
Antonio Porém Luís
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Leiria
Antonio Porém Luís (1929-2010) was a FIFA referee from 1975 until 1979.
José Baltazar
Intl. since: 1969
Hometown: Pinhal
Jose Augusto Ismael Baltazar was a FIFA referee between 1969 and 1977.
Antonio Carvalho Nobre
Intl. since: 2019
Hometown:
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Sergio Grade Piscarreta
Intl. since: 2016
Hometown:
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Antonio Palhinhas
Intl. since: 1933
Hometown: Setubal
Antonio dos Santos Palhinhas was a FIFA referee from 1933. He died in 1953. One of the first matches he took charge of was when Spain thrashed Bulgaria 13-0.
Joaquim Almeida
Intl. since: 1977
Hometown: Barreiro
Joaquim Inacio de Almeida was a FIFA referee from 1977 until 1981.
Jose da Costa Vieira
Intl. since:
Hometown: Porto
Jose Da Costa Vieira (FIFA site, other sources call him Vieira da Costa) took charge of a match in the 1954 World Cup finals. He was also a linesman at the World Cup 4 years earlie
Manuel Lousada
Intl. since: 1961
Hometown: Santarem
Manuel Lousada Rodrigues was a FIFA referee between 1961 and 1969.
Salvador Garcia
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Estoril
Salvador Heliodoro Garcia (1919-2002) was a Portuguese international referee from 1966 until 1969.
Fortunato Alves de Azevedo
Intl. since:
Hometown: Braga
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Joao Joaquim Tavares da Silva
Intl. since: 1932
Hometown:
Coach, manager, journalist for A Bola, writer and FIFA referee from 1932 until 1935.
Eduardo Gouveia
Intl. since: 1955
Hometown: Lisbon
Eduardo Rosa Gouveia took charge of a quarter-final in the 1960 European Champions Cup. He was a referee in the Portuguese League between 1955 and 1963. Eduardo Gouveia died in 200
Jose Guedes
Intl. since: 1985
Hometown:
Jose Guedes (1941-2004) was a FIFA referee from 1985 until 1988.
Alvaro Lopes Rodrigues
Intl. since: 1957
Hometown: Coimbra
Referee of the year in Portugal in 1958 and an international referee from season 1957/58 until 1964. Alvaro Rodrigues died in 2002.
Silvestre Rosmaninho
Intl. since: 1931
Hometown:
Silvestre Augusto Rosmaninho was a player, member of the Setubal FA, president of the Portuguese FA, council man in Almada and even president of the National Swimming Federation.
Joao Pinto Ferreira
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Porto
A FIFA referee from two seasons: 1966-67 and 1967/68
Jorge Gomes Vieira
Intl. since: 1921
Hometown: Lisbon
It is said that Jorge Vieira was the first player to use the off side rule to stop an attack.
Carlos Canuto
Intl. since: 1941
Hometown:
Carlos Canuto Julio de Almeida (1898-1976), FIFA referee from 1941.
Henrique Borques Leal
Intl. since: 1947
Hometown: Amadora
Henrique Borques Leal (1913-1987) was a FIFA referee from 1947 until probably 1952.
Caetano Jose Nogueira
Intl. since: 1968
Hometown: S Mamede de Infesta
Caetano Nogueira (1924-1999) was a FIFA referee during one season: 1968-69.
Paulo de Oliveira
Intl. since: 1949
Hometown: Tomar
Paulo de Oliveira (1909-1989) was a FIFA referee from 1949 until probably 1955.
Jose Rosa Nunes
Intl. since: 1969
Hometown:
Jose Rosa Dias Nunes was a FIFA refere fro two seasons: 1969/70 and 1970/71.
Antonio Ribeiro dos Reis
Intl. since: 1915
Hometown:
Antonio Ribeiro dos Reis was also a lieutenant colonel.
Mario Mendonca
Intl. since: 1965
Hometown: Barreiro
Mario Rosa Mendonca (1918-2001) was a FIFA referee for only one season: 1965/66.
Henrique da Silva
Intl. since: 1969
Hometown: Lisbon
Henrique Marques da Silva (1924-2006) was a FIFA referee during two seasons: 1969/70 - 1970/71.
Raul Martins
Intl. since: 1962
Hometown: Damaia
Raul Fernandes Martins was a FIFA referee for only one season: 1962/63
José Alexandre
Intl. since: 1969
Hometown: Santarem
Jose Alexandre (1921-1995) was a FIFA ref for only one season, 1969/70.
Clemente Henriques
Intl. since: 1960
Hometown: Porto
Clemente Henriques was a FIFA referee between 1960 and 1964. He died in 2001.
Renato Santos
Intl. since: 1967
Hometown: Coimbra
Renato Soares Santos (1919-1967) was a FIFA referee during one season: 1967/68.
Julio Braga Barros
Intl. since: 1965
Hometown: Marinha Grande
Julio Braga Barros (1916-1991) was a FIFA referee for two seasons, 1965/66 and 1966/67. A few seasons earlier (1956/57) he was a FIFA deputy referee.
Anisio Morgado
Intl. since: 1951
Hometown:
Anisio Augusto Morgado (1918-1962) was a FIFA referee for only one season: 1951/52. He also took charge of matches in Brazil and died in Recife in 1962.
Antonio Calheiros
Intl. since: 1956
Hometown: Lisbon
Antonio Amaro Borges Calheiros (1913-1997) was a FIFA referee from 1954 until 1959.
Adelino Antunes
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Alges
Adelino de Freitas Antunes was a FIFA referee from 1975 until 1978.
Fernando Valerio
Intl. since: 1956
Hometown: Setubal
Fernando Jose Valerio (1913-1983) was a FIFA referee during seasons 1956-57 and 1957/58.
Inocencio Calabote
Intl. since: 1953
Hometown: Evora
Inocencio Joao Teixeira Calabote (1917-1999) was a FIFA referee from 1953 until 1957
Jose Travassos
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Jose Pires Ferreira Travassos (1900-1966) became a FIFA referee in 1934.
Americo Barradas
Intl. since: 1973
Hometown: Lisbon
Americo dos Santos Barradas (1928-1979) was a FIFA referee from 1973 until 1977.
Alvaro Santos
Intl. since: 1941
Hometown: Coimbra
Alvaro dos Santos Pato was an international referee during the war years from 1941/42 until 1944/45. Alvaro Santos died in 1983.
Libertino Carlos Domingues
Intl. since: 1951
Hometown: Moita
Libertino Carlos Domingues (1909-1978) was a FIFA referee for only one season : 1951/52.
Manuel Marques
Intl. since: 1934
Hometown:
Manuel de Jesus Marques (1899-1966) was a FIFA referee from 1934. Like Carlos Canut
Carlos Diniz
Intl. since: 1973
Hometown: Algeirao
Carlos Alves Diniz (1927-2006) was a FIFA referee for two seasons: 1973/74 and 1974/75.
Jose Correira da Costa
Intl. since: 1954
Hometown: Porto
Jose Correira da Costa (1907-1990) was a FIFA referee during only one season: 1954/55
Joaquim Reis e Santos
Intl. since: 1951
Hometown: Tomar
Joaquim Reis e Santos (1914-2006) was a FIFA referee for two seasons: 1951/52 and 1952/53.
Ilidio Nogueira
Intl. since: 1934
Hometown: Lisbon
Ilidio da Silva Nogueira (1898 -1959) was a FIFA referee from 1934.
Mario Alves
Intl. since: 1970
Hometown: Beja
Mario Gomes Alves was a FIFA referee from 1970 until 1973.

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