Sheu made his debut 46 years ago


It was on October 15, 1972, in a Barreirense-Benfica, that he wore the Sacred Mantle for the first time in official matches.

Despite arriving at Luz in 1970, the debut only happened two years later, in Barreiro, in a team with names such as Henrique, Humberto Coelho, Simões, Nené or Eusébio.

At Estádio D. Manuel de Mello, Shéu started the match on the bench – together with Artur Jorge –, but at 80’, Jimmy Hagan made the last substitution of the encounter:  Toni came off and Shéu Han came on. With goals from Humberto Coelho (55’) and a brace from Nené (61’ and 64’), the Reds won the encounter from matchday 6 against Barreirense by 0-3, in a season in which they won the 19th National title of the club’s history, the second league title in a row.

Shéu Han

Shéu Han said goodbye to the football pitches on May 21, 1989, like a true champion, belonging to a restrict batch of players who have only played for one emblem during their entire football professional career. With Benfica – where he spent 19 years as a player –, he racked up a total of 489 matches38 358 minutes45 goals and 17 titles9 National Championships6 Portuguese Cups and 2 Super Cups.

When he hung up his boots, Shéu did not say goodbye to Benfica, working as technical secretary of football, a role he said goodbye to on July 7, 2018 – upon his own request–, remaining long-standing Club.