Manuel Ferreira Abreu Freitas, born January 8, 1959 in Fafe and died May 10, 2022 in Portugal, was a Franco-Portuguese footballer who became a coach.
Full-back and defensive midfielder, he played for the successive clubs of Saint-Gratien (1969-1973), Red Star (1973-1978), AS Poissy (1978-1979), Stade de Reims (1979-1983), Paris SG ( 1983-1984), Nancy (1984-1986), Sporting Braga (1986-1987), Stade Quimpérois (1987-1990), Olympique Football Club Charleville (1990-1991), US Lusitanos Saint-Maur (1991-1993) and Stade of Reims (1991-1996).
His family is linked to football, in particular his brother, Alberto Abreu who, after a career as a goalkeeper, took over as coach at Montmorillon.
During the 1983-1984 season with PSG, he played ten Division 1 matches and three European Cup Winners' Cup matches, including the two round of 16 matches against Juventus, the eventual winners of the event. (2-2 and 0-0).
His career as a player ended, he became coach of the Stade de Reims from 1995 to 2000, which he brought up to the National in 1999, then of the CRUFC in 2001-2002, which he failed to maintain in the National and finally to Sedan. with the under-18 team and then the reserves.
After a season without a club, he coached the US Sénart-Moissy (CFA) club for the 2008-2009 season. He then officiated on the bench of the clubs of AS Saint-Priest and FC Chartres.
In June 2016, he took charge of the Olympique Saint-Quentin team, resident of CFA 2. But in January 2017, he announced that he would leave the club at the end of the season.
In June 2017, he rebounded in Normandy at FC Rouen who managed to go back to National 3. He finally left his post in February 2018, when the Rouen club was relegated.
He returns to train in the Marne until 2020.
He died on May 10, 2022.
61 matches and 3 goals in Division 1
218 games and 15 goals in Division 2
3 games in the European Cup Winners' Cup
DT Foot 2001-2002, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, DT Sport international, 2001, p. 197
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