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Miguel Cardoso


José Miguel Azevedo Cardoso, Portuguese, born in 28 May 1972, graduated in Physical Education and Sports with specialisation in football in 1995 and concluded a Masters in Sports Science in 1998 in the College of Sports Science and Physical Education in Oporto University.

A UEFA Pro license holder, Cardoso is a reputed lecturer and presenter in coaching licenses courses in Portugal as well as in various football seminars all over the world.

In the 2017/2018 season, Cardoso lead Rio Ave to a 5th place finish in the “Liga NOS” and Europa League qualification in his first spell as Head Coach in professional football which brings even more value to a feat that had only happened once before in the club’s history.

Under Cardoso this feat was accompanied by a club record breaking 51 points at the expense of high quality football recognized and laureled from early on and consistently displayed throughout the season.