Fernando da Silva Cabrita
(born Lagoa, Algarve, 1 May 1923) is a former Portuguese footballer and football manager.
He played as a forward for minor teams like Olhanense
and Sporting da Covilh√£
, but he still
had 7 caps for Portugal National Team, 4 for Olhanense and 3 for
Sporting da Covilh√£. His debut was at a 2‚Äď2 draw with Spain, in
11 March 1945
, and his
last game was a 0‚Äď3 lost to Brazil, in 16
, aged thirty four.
He was the National Team manager for nine games, in the season of
1983/84, after the resignation of Otto
. He lead a technical commission with three other members
and Jos√© Augusto
achieved the first ever qualification for Portugal for the Euro Cup
finals, in 1984, where Portugal reached the semi-finals, losing 2‚Äď3
with France, in extra-time.