Rui Duarte


Name: Rui 
Surname: Duarte
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Role: Assistant Coach
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Date of Birth: 16th September 1978
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Nationality: Portugal
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Joined Valletta: December 2020

After retiring in 2015 at the age of 37, Rui Duarte worked as an assistant to Lázaro Oliveira at Farense, and took the helm on the latter's dismissal on 2 April 2017. In his first full season in charge of the side from Faro he won promotion from the third level against U.D. Vilafranquense in the semi-finals,but lost the championship game 2–1 to C.D. Mafra on 10 June 2018.
 
On 4 February 2019, Duarte resigned from Farense, he returned to the same league on 4 October at second-from-bottom Casa Pia A.C. after the sacking of Luís Loureirobut. On 17 December 2019, he left Casa Pia A.C. Rui joined Valletta Football Club on December 2020, working as an assistant to Antonio Jose Cardoso Mendes.