Marco Lopes

Former International footballer

Founder of Gold Talents

Marco Lopes was a professional footballer for 12 years. He played for the Portuguese National Team Under 21′s and the Angola National First Team. When his career came to an end he decided to take a course in football coaching. Marco’s ambition is to pass on his great knowledge, passion and understanding of the game to future generations.

Born on June 6th, 1976 in Luanda, Angola, currently lives in England and has Portuguese nationality.

Due to his international career, Marco speaks and understands:

    • Portuguese

    • English

    • French

    • Spanish

CAREER AS A PLAYER

NATIONAL CLUBS

PORTUGAL

FRANCE

GREECE

INTER'NATIONAL TEAMS

PORTUGAL

  • National Team U21: 3 caps

ANGOLA

  • National Team: 4 caps, 1 goal

HONOURS

CHAMPION: G.D. Estoril Praia

  • 2002/2003 Second Division

  • 2003/2004 League of Honour

CAREER AS A COACH OR ASSISTANT

PREVIOUS CLUBS + ACADEMIES

  • Little Kickers 2 -7 years old
    LEAD COACH

  • YMCA 4 -12 years old
    ASSISTANT

  • Islington Borough FC
    MANAGER

  • Islington Football Development Partnership
    COACH

  • The Access to Sports Project
    COACH

  • Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) Better
    COACH

PREVIOUS SCHOOLS

  • Holy Trinity and St. Silas Church of England Primary School
    Camden Town, London
    LEAD COACH

  • St Joseph's R.C. Primary School
    Archway, London
    LEAD COACH

  • Northwold Primary School
    Hackney, London
    LEAD COACH

CERTIFICATES

  • FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
    08.08.2007

  • FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
    15.01.2008

  • FA Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Football
    12.01.2011

  • UEFA B Diploma
    12.01.2011

  • FA Level 2 Certificate in Football Goalkeeper Coaching
    16.07.2011

  • THE FA Youth Award Module 1
    29.03.2012

  • Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Handball
    01.12.2013

  • Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton
    14.01.2014