José Peseiro Biography: Age, Career, wife & Net Worth

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José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro popularly known as José Peseiro was born on 4 April 1960.

José Peseiro is a Portuguese football manager and former player who played as a forward.


Playing Career

After José Peseiro was Born in Coruche, Santarém District, he never played in higher than the Segunda Liga as a professional, starting out at Sport Lisboa e Cartaxo in 1979. 

In that competition, he represented Amora FC, Clube Oriental de Lisboa, GD Samora Correia and S.C.U. Torreense, for a total of five seasons.

34-year-old José Peseiro retired at the end of the 1993–94 season in the fourth division, with local clube União de Santarém.

Coaching Career

José Peseiro spent his first eight years as a manager in the third and fourth tiers of Portuguese football, starting out as a player-coach at his last team.

In summer 1999 he was appointed at C.D. Nacional, which he helped promote to the Primeira Liga in just three seasons. In 2002–03, he led the team to a final 11th position.

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In 2003–04, José Peseiro assisted Carlos Queiroz at Real Madrid. At the end of the campaign, after the team lost a considerable advantage on the table to be finally surpassed by Valencia CF, FC Barcelona and Deportivo de La Coruña. 

The pair was sacked, and the latter returned to his assistant position in Manchester United.

José Peseiro signed with Sporting CP for 2004–05. After collecting three losses and two draws in his first nine games in charge, the side eventually finished in third place with 61 points, four behind champions S.L. Benfica.

In addition, he coached the team to a runner-up run in the UEFA Cup after disposing of the likes of Feyenoord, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United. 

The final was played at the Estádio José Alvalade, and after a 1–0 lead at half-time the hosts eventually succumbed to PFC CSKA Moscow 3–1.

At the start of the 2005–06 season, the Lions were ousted from the UEFA Champions League by Udinese Calcio, and after being relegated to the UEFA Cup they were immediately knocked out by Halmstads BK 4–4 on aggregate after a 2–3 home loss.

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On 16 October 2005, following a 0–1 home defeat to Académica de Coimbra that saw Sporting sink to the seventh position, he resigned.

On 3 June 2012, Peseiro was appointed at S.C. Braga. His first major signing was Portuguese international Rúben Micael, and he qualified the club to the group stage of the Champions League for the second time in its history, after ousting Udinese on penalties.

At the end of the campaign, in spite of winning the Taça da Liga and ranking fourth in the league, Braga and Peseiro reached an agreement to terminate the manager’s contract.

From 11 November 2013 to 11 January 2015, Peseiro worked with Al Wahda FC in the UAE Pro League. 

On 9 October of the latter year, Al Ahly SC announced his signing upon hearing the news, fans of the latter protested against the decision based on his weak résumé.

After some time José Peseiro returned to national team duties on 4 February 2020, being appointed by Venezuela after the resignation of Rafael Dudamel.

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He made his debut on 9 October in a 3–0 loss away to Colombia in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, the opponents were led by compatriot Carlos Queiroz.

At the 2021 Copa América in Brazil, Venezuela were eliminated from the group stage with two drawers and two defeats, José Peseiro was praised by pundit Tim Vickery for achieving those results despite a spate of COVID-19 infections and virus-related travel restrictions that kept key forward Salomón Rondón in China.

He resigned in August, having not been paid for over a year amidst the South American country’s economic crisis.

On 29 December 2021, Jose Peseiro was appointed head coach of Nigeria’s men national team, replacing compatriot Gernot Rohr.

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  • segunda Divisão
  • AF Madeira Cup
  • UEFA Cup runner-up
  • Taça da Liga
  • Egyptian Premier League
  • Taça de Portugal runner-up

Net Worth

José Peseiro net worth is estimated to be $25,000,000

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