TFC-Benfica: Death of Artur Jorge, former player and coach of the Lisbon club, who also spent with Paris Saint-Germain

TFC-Benfica: Death of Artur Jorge, former player and coach of the Lisbon club, who also spent with Paris Saint-Germain

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The former Portuguese striker, who played 7 seasons with the SLB team, which is hosting Toulouse on Thursday, February 22, in the second leg of the European League, died at the age of 78 after a long struggle with illness.

In France, he was famous for coaching Paris Saint-Germain from 1991 to 1994 and then from 1998 to 1999. Artur Jorge, the former Portuguese football player and coach, died this morning, Thursday, February 22. He died at the age of 78 after a long illness, his family announced in a press release.

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“It is with great sadness that the family of Artur Jorge Braga de Melo Teixeira announces his death this morning in Lisbon, after a long illness. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his closest family members.”

If his second stint with the Parisian club, which was headed by Charles Petry, ended briefly (he was dismissed after a few months), his first lease was virtuous, marked by the title of French Champion (1994) and the French Cup (1993). . Then the club was headed by Michel Deniso.

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Artur Jorge also has a long shared history with Benfica Lisbon, whose current players are in Toulouse on Thursday 22 February to challenge TFC in the second leg of the Europa League. As a player, he played 7 seasons with Lisbon FC (95 matches, 72 goals), winning the championship 4 times (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973) in addition to the Portuguese Cup three times (1969, 1970, 1972).

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As a coach, he achieved his greatest success with FC Porto, where he won the Champions League in 1987.

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