University of Coimbra, Portugal
António is a PhD and professor at the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education in the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His core interests are related with growth, maturation and sport training of young athletes with a special focus in soccer. Between 2003 and 2009 developed the Coimbra Longitudinal Soccer Study with several scientific outputs. Has several contacts in a international network including Europe, Brazil and China. Since 1996 is collaborating with the youth soccer system at national and international levels. Currently is a member of the Executive Board of the European Athlete-Student – Dual Career Network.