Tibi (footballer)

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Tibi
Personal information
Full name António José de Oliveira Meireles
Date of birth(1951-04-09)9 April 1951
Place of birth Matosinhos, Portugal
Date of death 28 December 2021(2021-12-28) (aged 70)
Place of death Matosinhos, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1969–1972 Leixões 63 (0)
1972–1982 Porto 107 (0)
1977–1978Varzim (loan) 25 (0)
1978–1979Famalicão (loan) 30 (0)
1982–1983 Leixões 12 (0)
1983–1984 Águeda 21 (0)
1984–1985 Mangualde 3 (0)
1985–1987 Espinho 3 (0)
1987–1988 Maia
Total264(0)
National team
1974–1981 Portugal 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

António José de Oliveira Meireles (9 April 1951 – 28 December 2021), known as Tibi, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

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Club career

Born in Matosinhos, Porto District, Tibi spent the better part of his 19-year senior career with FC Porto after signing in 1982 from local club Leixões SC. [1] After being first choice for manager Béla Guttmann, he was made surplus to requirements by José Maria Pedroto. [2]

During his spell at the Estádio das Antas, Tibi appeared in 131 competitive matches, won two Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira and the 1977 Taça de Portugal. [3] [4]

International career

Tibi won two caps for Portugal over seven years. His debut was on 13 November 1974, in a 3–0 friendly away loss against Switzerland. [5] [4]

Death

On 28 December 2021, Tibi died in his hometown from degenerative disease. He was 70 years old. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Morreu Tibi, antigo guarda-redes do FC Porto e da seleção" [Death of Tibi, former FC Porto and national team goalkeeper]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 28 December 2021. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  2. Roseiro, Bruno (28 December 2021). ""Até sempre, Tibi! Parte um de nós": morreu antigo guarda-redes internacional de FC Porto e Leixões. Tinha 70 anos" ["See you always, Tibi! One of us has left": former international goalkeeper of FC Porto and Leixões. He was 70]. Observador (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  3. Rodrigues Ferreira, Filipe; Santos, Patrícia (9 February 2018). "Casillas é o décimo guarda-redes com 100 jogos pelo FC Porto. Quem são os outros?" [Casillas is the tenth goalkeeper with more than 100 matches for FC Porto. Who are the others?] (in Portuguese). Jornalismo Porto Net. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  4. 1 2 "Morreu "Tibi", antigo guarda-redes do FC Porto e internacional português" [Death of "Tibi", former FC Porto goalkeeper and Portuguese international]. Público (in Portuguese). 28 December 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  5. "Lista completa dos internacionais portugueses" [Complete list of Portuguese internationals] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 18 February 2004. Retrieved 29 December 2021.