Dimas Teixeira

Dimas Teixeira 2010

Manuel Marques Teixeira Dimas ( born February 16, 1969 in Johannesburg, South Africa ) is a former Portuguese football player.

In his career, Teixeira mostly used as a left-back played for several European clubs, and for the Portuguese national football team.



In 1987, Dimas was a 18- year-old made ​​his debut in the Portuguese Super Liga with Académica Coimbra. In his first season as a professional, he rose with Académica from the second division, but still remained to them for another season faithful. This was followed two years depending appearances on CD Estrela Amadora or Vitória Guimarães. There he showed more and more good performances and played into the light of the big Portuguese clubs. In 1994, the Portuguese Benfica Lisbon. There, too, Dimas became the leading player and European top teams were aware of him. During the winter break of the 1996/97 season he signed a contract with the Italian giants Juventus. There, the defender won under coach Marcello Lippi in 1996/97 and 1997/ 98, the Italian Cup and the Italian Supercup in 1997. Nevertheless Dimas could not fully be shown in Portugal retrieve potential. He left the Old Lady after only two years in the direction of Turkey. But even with Fenerbahce, it did not keep him long, and he tried his luck in Belgium for Standard Liège. After good results at the European Football Championship in 2000 Dimas moved back to Portugal to other major club in Lisbon, Sporting. After two years of disappointing Teixeira went abroad again and hired on loan at Olympique Marseille. After half a year there he went back to Lisbon and finished his career after the 2001/ 02 season at the age of 33 years.


Dimas played 44 times in the Portuguese national team. In the European Football Championship in 1996 and the Euro 2000 he was in the squad of the Portuguese.


  • Italian Champion: 1996/97, 1997/98
  • Italian Super Cup winner: 1997
  • Portuguese champions: 2001 /02
  • Portuguese Cup Winners: 2001/ 02