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Dito
Personal information
Full nameEduardo José Gomes Cameselle Mendez
Date of birth18 January 1962(1962-01-18)
Place of birthBarcelos, Portugal
Date of death3 September 2020(2020-09-03) (aged 58)
Place of deathMonção, Portugal
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionCentre back
Youth career
Alheira FC
1976–1977Gil Vicente
1977–1980Braga
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1980–1986Braga159(13)
1986–1988Benfica55(1)
1988–1989Porto13(0)
1989–1992Vitória Setúbal67(0)
1992–1993Espinho32(1)
1993–1994Gil Vicente32(0)
1994–1995Torreense20(1)
1995–1996Ovarense5(0)
Total383(16)
National team
1981–1983Portugal U2111(2)
1981–1987Portugal17(1)
Teams managed
1997Esposende
1998–1999Salgueiros
2000Chaves
2000–2001Felgueiras
2003–2004Portimonense
2005–2006Ribeirão
2006–2007Moreirense
2008–2010Braga (youth)
2011–2012Varzim
2017–2018Famalicão
2018Covilhã
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eduardo José Gomes Cameselle Mendez (18 January 1962 – 3 September 2020), known as Dito, was a Portuguese footballer. He played as a central defender, and a manager.

Dito won 17 caps for Portugal, his debut arriving on 28 October 1981, at the age of 19.

During his two-season spell with Benfica, Dito played 27 league games in his first year as the Lisbon club won the double.[1]

Dito died on 3 September 2020 from a heart attack in Monção, aged 58.[2]

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