José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro, known as Jose Peseiro, was born on 4th April 1960 in Coruche, Portugal. At the age of 63, he currently manages the Nigeria national football team.
In his early years, Peseiro played as a forward for various teams, including Coruchense, Cartaxo, Oriental, Amora, Samora Correia, and Torreense. Throughout his senior career, he showcased his skills with several clubs, contributing goals and making an impact.
Transitioning to a managerial role, Peseiro began his coaching career with União Santarém in 1992, later managing União Montemor, Oriental, and Nacional. Notably, he served as the assistant manager for Real Madrid during the 2003–2004 season.
Peseiro continued his managerial journey with Sporting CP, Al Hilal, Panathinaikos, Rapid București, and the Saudi Arabia national team. He later managed Braga, Al Wahda, Al Ahly, Porto, Sharjah, Vitória Guimarães, and Sporting CP again.
In 2020, Peseiro took on the role of coaching the Venezuela national team and, in 2022, became the manager of the Nigeria national team. His extensive experience and leadership in football make him a notable figure in the sport.
Meet Jose Peseiro’s Wife and Children, Daughter
Jose Peseiro, head coach of the Nigerian national team, is married to Fatima. They have two children, including their daughter Susana, an actress featured in various films and TV shows.
Throughout Peseiro’s coaching career, his family, wife, and daughter have consistently supported him. They were present at the Peace Stadium to celebrate the team’s success in the AFCON 2023 tournament.
Get to Know Jose Peseiro: Biography
José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro, born on 4th April 1960, is a Portuguese football manager and former player who served as a forward. Currently, he manages the Nigeria national team.
José started his professional career at Sport Lisboa e Cartaxo in 1979, playing in the Segunda Liga. He later played for Amora FC, Clube Oriental de Lisboa, GD Samora Correia, and S.C.U. Torreense over five seasons.
Retiring in 1994 with União de Santarém in the fourth division, Peseiro transitioned to coaching. He began as a player-coach and quickly climbed the managerial ranks.
Notably, he led C.D. Nacional to promotion in three seasons and managed Sporting CP during the 2004–05 season. Peseiro’s coaching journey continued with stints at Real Madrid, Panathinaikos FC, and FC Rapid București.
He also took charge of the Saudi Arabia national team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. In 2012, he joined S.C. Braga, guiding them to the group stage of the Champions League.
Despite winning the Taça da Liga, his contract was terminated at the end of the season. Peseiro’s career saw various ups and downs, including managerial positions in the UAE Pro League and a brief spell at FC Porto in 2016.
He returned to Braga in 2018 but was relieved of his duties after a series of poor performances. In 2020, Peseiro took on the role of the head coach for Venezuela.
Despite challenges at the 2021 Copa América, he achieved praise for his team’s results. However, due to unpaid wages and the economic crisis, he resigned in August.
On 29th December 2021, Peseiro reached a verbal agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation to coach the national team. After some complications, he was officially appointed as the head coach on 15th May 2022.