Artur da Silva Quaresma was a Portuguese footballer who played as a forward died he was 94..
(27 December 1917 – 2 December 2011)
Club careerBorn in Barreiro, Setúbal, Quaresma started playing with local F.C. Barreirense in the second division. In the 1936 summer he moved to the top level with C.F. Os Belenenses, where he would remain for the following 13 seasons, working as an electrician after training.
In 1945–46, as the Lisbon-based side won its first and only national championship, Quaresma scored 14 goals in 22 games. 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.
International careerQuaresma gained 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 / DeathQuaresma died in his hometown of Barreiro on 2 December 2011, at the age of 93. He was the great-uncle of another footballer, Ricardo Quaresma, who played with individual and team success for F.C. Porto, also being an international.
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