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(Portugal national team Manager, Former Footballer)

Relationship Facts of Fernando Santos

Fernando Santos is married to Guilhermina Santos.
He does not have any kids as of now.
Fernando Santos is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Is The Portuguese National Team Manager, Fernando Santos Married?

Talking about his personal life, Fernando Santos is a married man to his long-time wife, Guilhermina Santos. The couple reportedly married for a long time.

Regardless, there is not much information about their marriage date or children, probably the couple prefers to keep their life away from the limelight.

Who is Fernando Santos?

Fernando Santos aka Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos is a retired Professional Portuguese player who is currently the manager of the Portugal national team.

Basically, he used to play as a defender and ended her 14 seasons of playing professional career with 3 goals and 182 appearances.

Being the current manager of the national team of Portugal, Fernando seems to be very satisfied and happy with the match of Portugal in Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.

Fernando Santos- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

The Portugal national team defender, Fernando was born on October 10, 1954, in Lisbon, Portugal at the Alfredo da Costa Maternity Hospital. As of 2022, he is 68 years old and holds Portuguese nationality.

He was born to his father, Franciso Santos, and mother, Maria de Lurdes Fernandes Santos. However, he is the one child among the two children of his parents. However, he is yet to share the details of his siblings and others.

As per his academics, he might have completed his graduation from one of the renowned universities in his local area, although the name of the university is not known.

Fernando Santos- Professional Life, Careers

Before joining the S.L. Benfica youth system at the age of 16, he played for  Operario Lisboa.

With his strong game, he got an offer to play in the club, G.D. Estoril Prai, after which he made his senior career debut in 1973.

From 1973 to 1979, he played for G.D. Estoril Praia and made his first goal during the 1978–79 season. On September 7, 1975, he made his Primeira Liga debut.

Following he made 26 appearances with a score during his 1979-1980 season for C.S. Marítimo.

In 1980, he returned again to G.DIn., where he spent his 8 seasons. At the age of 33, he announced his retirement.

Coaching Career

Shortly after his retirement, he was assigned as the manager for his team G.D. Estoril Praia where he served for 8 years till 1994. Nextly, he was hired for the C.F. Estrela da Amadora from 1994-1998.

He also joined FC Porto in 1998 and served there as a coach till 2001. Subsequently, for a year, Fernando served the AEK Athens FC, followed by his work in  Panathinaikos FC for 4 months on mutual consent and Sporting CP for a season till 2004.

Returning back to Athens, he assisted from 2004 to 2006.

On May 20, 2006, he signed the deal with Benfica and within a short time, he signed the former Kostas Katsouranis into the club. Unfortunately, the club could not progress well, so he was replaced on August 20, 2007, by Jose Antonio Camacho.

Similarly, he then signed a 3-year deal with  PAOK FC in September 2007, and his team ranked 2nd position from 2009 to 2010 season. However, he left the team on May 19, 2010.

Greece National Team

On July 1, 2010, he was signed as the manager by the Greece National Team for 2-years and led the team in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualification.

During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil his leadership took them to reach the knockout for the first time. Unfortunately, Greece was trounced back by Costa Rica during the penalty shootout by 3-5.

Portugal National Team

On September 23, 2014, he grabbed the position of manager for the Portugal National Team replacing the former manager, Paulo Bento.

latterly in July 2016, Santos inked another 4- time deal and led the platoon to win the UEFA Euro 2016, making the platoon, the only undefeated in the event.

For the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, he helped the platoon to finish with 9 triumphs in 10 games. The Portugal public platoon includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Rui Patricio, and Jose Fonte.

Fernando Santos- Net worth, Salary

The professional football manager, Fernando has an estimated net worth of around $3 million as per the 2022 reports. He is also ranked as twelfth in the FIFA World Cup national team coaches in terms of salary benefits.

Apart from these, he also has brand endorsements with known brands.

Is Fernando Santos Related To FIFA World Cup 2022?

The former Portuguese player, Fernando is widely known for being the manager of the national team of Portugal.

During the opening match at 947 Stadium Qatar, Portugal beat Ghana by 3-2 on November 24, Thursday, 2022 at FIFA World Cup 2022. With a strong ongoing match, Portugal won over Uruguay by 2-0, on November 28, 2022, at Lusail Stadium, Qatar.

Recently, On December 2, 2022, Portugal played against South Korea at Education City Stadium and lost the match by 2-1 in the end.

Though, getting defeated by South Korea, Portugal has been able to keep its place in round 16.

Body Features- Height, Weight

The Portugues coach, Fernando stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch weighing around 80 kg. Adding up more, Santos has a fair complexion, along with a pair of brown eyes and white hair.

Social Media

The former Portuguese footballer, Fernando Santos seems to be available on Instagram only at the moment. He owns an Instagram account, under the username, where he is followed by more than 57.4k followers.

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