Funeral ceremonies take place on Thursday in Matosinhos

Funeral ceremonies take place on Thursday in Matosinhos

The funeral ceremonies of Vítor Oliveira, a coach with extensive experience in Portuguese football, who died on Saturday at the age of 67, take place on Thursday in Matosinhos, the family source confirmed to Lusa.

The body of the ex-trainer and player will be in a burning chamber at the Matosinhos Tank at 13:00, three hours before the funeral, which will take place with some restrictions at the Matosinhos cemetery, where the renowned ‘king of climbs' was born.

Vítor Oliveira, holder of 11 promotions to the top echelon and six titles in 18 appearances in the II League, died on Saturday, at the age of 67, after feeling an indisposition while walking in the Matosinhos area.

For more than three decades, between 1978 and 2020, he commanded Famalicão, Portimonense, Maia, Paços de Ferreira, Gil Vicente, Vitória de Guimarães, Academic, União de Leiria, Sporting de Braga, Belenenses, Rio Ave, Moreirense, Leixões, Trofense, Desportivo das Aves, Arouca, União da Madeira, Desportivo de Chaves and Paços de Ferreira.

As a player, the former midfielder wore the shirts of Leixões, Paredes, Famalicão, Sporting de Espinho, Sporting de Braga and Portimonense from 1970 to 1985.

Vítor Oliveira was honored during the weekend with a minute's silence in all the games played in the professional and amateur competitions of Portuguese football, and the Câmara de Matosinhos decreed two days of municipal mourning.

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