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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:07 - Updated Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:07

Football: Former athlete Rui Jordão dies at 67

Lisbon - Angolan former star Rui Jordão passed away Friday victim of heart problems.

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Born in coastal Benguela province, Jordão, Portuguese champion for Benfica and Sporting, died at 67 years of age.

Rui Jordão arrived in Portugal to play for Benfica, where between 1971 and 1976, he contributed to the conquest of four national titles, apart from a Portuguese Cup, and represented the Portuguese national team.

Top scorer in the 75/76 season, with 30 goals, the former athlete was transferred to Zaragoza from Spain, where he spent only one year.

He returned to Portugal through Sporting's "door", where he was national champion twice and helped to win two Portuguese cups.

Rui Jordão ended his career in V. Setúbal.

For Portuguese national team, he made 43 games (15 goals), highlighting his performance at the 1984 European, where he scored two goals in the fantastic semi-final against France.

He devoted himself to the arts and distinguished himself in painting. He was admitted to the Cascais Hospital, where he was recently visited by a Sporting delegation, led by Frederico Varandas.

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