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Portuguese footballer


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Intro Portuguese footballer
Is Athlete Football player Association football player Sports official Association football manager
From Portugal Mozambique
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 August 1953, Inhassoro, Mozambique
Age 68 years
Star sign Leo
Sports Teams
S.L. Benfica
Portugal national football team
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Shéu Han (born 3 August 1953), simply known as Shéu (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʃɛw]), is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

He represented solely Benfica during a 17-year professional career. He also served as their caretaker manager in 1999.

Club career

Shéu, who has Chinese ancestry, was born in Inhassoro, Portuguese Mozambique. He arrived in Portugal in 1970, joining S.L. Benfica's youth ranks and making his first appearance with the main squad in October 1972, but only became a regular three seasons later.

Shéu would remain in Lisbon until the end of his career, even captaining the team from 1987 to 1988. He was an important member in the conquest of nine Primeira Liga championships and six domestic cups.

In addition, Shéu played in the 1983 UEFA Cup Final which Benfica lost to R.S.C. Anderlecht 1–2 on aggregate, scoring the leading goal in the return leg in Lisbon, and also helped his only club to the 1987–88 European Cup final, a penalty shootout loss to PSV Eindhoven. He retired with 349 league games, only surpassed in midfield by another club legend and countryman, Mário Coluna.

After ending his career in May 1989, Shéu became a coach, serving as assistant for Benfica and in other several directorial capacities for more than two decades. In May 1999, after Graeme Souness' departure, he acted as interim manager.

Shéu left his post as technical secretary at the end of the 2017–18 campaign, but he remained at the Estádio da Luz.

International career

Shéu was capped 24 times for the Portugal national team, scoring one goal. His debut came in a 1–3 defeat to Italy in Turin on 7 April 1976, in a friendly match, and his last appearance was in Bern, a 1–1 draw with Switzerland on 29 October 1986 for the UEFA Euro 1988 qualifiers.

Shéu also featured for the nation during Euro 1984's qualifying campaign, but did not make the final squad which eventually finished as semi-finalists in France.

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 September 1981 Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal  Poland 2–0 2–0 Friendly



  • Primeira Divisão: 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1988–89
  • Taça de Portugal (6): 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87
  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (2): 1980, 1985
  • Taça de Honra (6)
  • European Cup: Runner-up 1987–88
  • UEFA Cup: Runner-up 1982–83
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