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Telmo Pires

Telmo Pires
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-04-04) April 4, 1953 (age 61)
Place of birthCacia, Portugal
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
1974-1975Rhode Island Oceaneers
1976Hartford Bicentennials11(0)
1977-1978New Jersey Americans
1978-1979Cincinnati Kids (indoor)10(0)
1979-1980Hartford Hellions (indoor)17(2)
National team
1975United States1(0)
Teams managed
1981New England Sharks
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Telmo Pires is a retired Portuguese-American soccer player professionally in the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. He earned one cap with the United States men's national soccer team in 1975.



Pires grew up in Newark, New Jersey where he attended East Side High School. He was a three sport varsity letterman in soccer, baseball and basketball. When he was still in high school, he also played for the Newark Benfica. When he was seventeen, he scored three goals in Benfica’s 5-1 victory over the New York Ukrainians in an indoor tournament held at the Elizabeth Armory.


In 1974, Pires began his professional career with the Rhode Island Oceaneers of the American Soccer League. He played two seasons in Rhode Island. In 1976, Pires played a single season in the North American Soccer League (NASL) with the Hartford Bicentennials. In 1977, he was with the New Jersey Americans in the ASL. That season, he scored nine goals in twenty-two games as the Americans took the ASL title with a win over the Sacramento Spirits in the championship game. Pires scored a goal in the 3-0 victory.[1] Pires then spent two seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 1978-1979, he played for the Cincinnati Kids and in 1979-1980 for the Hartford Hellions.

National team

Pires earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 4-0 loss to Poland on June 24, 1975.[2] He also appeared with the U.S. Olympic soccer team as it attempted, but failed, to qualify for the 1976 Summer Olympics. However, Pires did score in a 4-2 loss to Mexico in the last qualification game on August 28, 1975.


In March 1981, Pires was hired as the head coach of the New England Sharks of the American Soccer League.[3]


External links

  • NASL/MISL stats
  • Telmo Pires at
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