Miguel Arcanjo

Miguel Arcanjo
Personal information
Full nameMiguel Arcanjo Arsenio de Oliveira
Date of birth (1932-05-13) 13 May 1932 (age 85)
Place of birth Nova Lisboa, Angola, Portugal
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Miguel Arcanjo Arsénio de Oliveira (given birth to Might 13, 1932) can be an Angolan-born previous Portuguese footballer. He performed like a central defender.

Football career

After playing expertly in Angola with Sporting de Benguela, Arcanjo became probably one of the most extremely popular football players in the Western league.In 1950, he authorized a specialist contract to try out with Futebol Golf club do Porto (FCP) in Portugal, building him the 1st African participant in the annals of FCP.Throughout a lengthy ship trip from Angola to Portugal, he created an eyes infection that almost finished his soccer job.The next summer of 1951, retina medical procedures saved Arcanjo from blindness and increased his likelihood of playing professional once more. Arcanjo was the traveling pressure behind FCP's achievement in the 1950s to early '60s and continued to become one of the better players in the club's background.Arcanjo gained 9 hats for Portugal. After creating himself as the very best defender in Portugal, he produced his debut on 26 Might 1957 in Lisbon against Italy, inside a 3-0 victory.

See also

Set of one-club men