Artur Correia facts for kids
at 1972 European Cup
|Full name||Artur Manuel Soares Correia|
|Date of birth||18 April 1950|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Date of death||25 July 2016(aged 66)|
|Place of death||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|1979||New England Tea Men||23||(0)|
|1980||New England Tea Men||30||(0)|
Nicknamed "Ruço", he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 234 games and four goals during 12 seasons, representing Académica, Benfica and Sporting, winning eight major titles with the second club including five national championships. He also spent two years in the United States, with the New England Tea Men.
Correia was a Portugal international for seven years, making his debut in 1972.
On 20 July of the following year, he suffered a second stroke that put him in a coma, and after five days in critical condition he died at the age of 66.
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