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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Soares da Costa and the second is Faria Carvalhal.
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Carlos Carvalhal
Carvalhal as head coach of Beşiktaş
Personal information
Full name Carlos Augusto Soares da Costa Faria Carvalhal
Date of birth 4 December 1965 (1965-12-04) (age 55)
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.78m
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current club Braga (manager)
Youth career
1978–1983 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 Braga 7 (0)
1985–1986 Chaves 28 (0)
1986–1988 Braga 60 (1)
1988–1989 Porto 1 (0)
1989–1990 Beira-Mar 23 (0)
1990–1992 Braga 33 (0)
1992–1993 Tirsense 14 (0)
1993–1995 Chaves 44 (3)
1995–1999 Espinho 49 (0)
Total 259 (4)
National team
1985–1987 Portugal U21 9 (0)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Espinho
1999–2000 Freamunde
2000 Vizela
2000–2001 Aves
2001–2002 Leixões
2003–2004 Vitória Setúbal
2004–2005 Belenenses
2006 Braga
2006–2007 Beira-Mar
2007–2008 Vitória Setúbal
2008 Asteras Tripolis
2009 Marítimo
2009–2010 Sporting CP
2011–2012 Beşiktaş
2012 İstanbul Başakşehir
2015–2017 Sheffield Wednesday
2017–2018 Swansea City
2019–2020 Rio Ave
2020– Braga
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Augusto Soares da Costa Faria Carvalhal ( born 4 December 1965) is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a centre-back, and is the current manager of S.C. Braga.

As a player, he totalled 197 Primeira Liga appearances in service of six clubs, including two spells each at Braga and Chaves, as well as a single game for Porto.

In a managerial career of over two decades, Carvalhal led eight teams in Portugal's top flight, including Braga twice, winning the Taça de Portugal in 2021. He reached the same final with Leixões in 2002 and won the Taça da Liga with Vitória de Setúbal in 2008. Abroad, he had spells in Greece, Turkey, England and Wales.

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