Artur Quaresma

Artur Quaresma
Personal information
Full name Artur da Silva Quaresma
Date of birth (1917-06-27)27 June 1917
Place of birth Barreiro, Portugal
Date of death 2 December 2011(2011-12-02) (aged 94)
Place of death Barreiro, Portugal
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1936 Barreirense
1936–1948 Belenenses 171 (75)
1949–1950 Elvas 4 (1)
Total 175 (76)
National team
1937–1946 Portugal 5 (0)
Teams managed
1948–1949 Belenenses
1968–1969 Braga
1976–1978 Rio Ave
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Artur da Silva Quaresma (27 June 1917 – 2 December 2011) was a Portuguese footballer who played as a forward.

Club career

Born in Barreiro, Setúbal District, Quaresma started playing with local F.C. Barreirense in the second division. In the summer of 1936 he moved to the Primeira Liga with C.F. Os Belenenses, where he would remain for the following 13 seasons, working as an electrician after training.[1]

In 1945–46, as the Lisbon-based team won their first and only national championship, Quaresma scored 14 goals in 22 matches. He retired on 5 October 1948 at only 30 years of age, following a game against neighbouring Sporting Clube de Portugal (4–1 home win, two goals), then acted as his main club's coach during the same campaign, leading it to the third position; he worked with the youth sides in the following years.[1][2]

International career

Quaresma earned five caps for Portugal, appearing in as many friendlies over the course of eight years. He made his debut on 28 November 1937, against Spain (2–1 win in Vigo).

Personal life / Death

Quaresma died in his hometown of Barreiro on 2 December 2011, at the age of 94. He was the great-uncle of another footballer, Ricardo Quaresma, who played with individual and team success for FC Porto, also being an international.[3]



  1. 1 2 "A conquista do Campeonato de 1945/46" [The conquest of the 1945/46 Championship] (in Portuguese). Os Belenenses Blogspot. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  2. "Faleceu Artur da Silva Quaresma – Barreiro internacional e campeão nacional pelo FC "Os Belenenses"" [Artur da Silva Quaresma, international and national champion with FC "Os Belenenses", has died in Barreiro] (in Portuguese). Rostos. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  3. "Morreu Artur da Silva Quaresma, antigo internacional português" [Artur da Silva Quaresma, former Portuguese international, has died]. i (in Portuguese). 3 December 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
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