12 Facts About Armando Petit


Armando Petit received the moniker Petit because of his small frame, and because he was born in France.

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Armando Petit became known as Pitbull by supporters because of his fierce approach, in addition to a powerful outside shot.

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Portugal international during the 2000s, Petit represented the nation in two World Cups – finishing fourth in the 2006 edition – and as many European Championships.

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Armando Petit started working as a manager in 2012, with Boavista, and led five other top-flight teams.

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Armando Petit was born to Portuguese parents in Strasbourg, France, and moved to his parents' motherland at the age of two, settling in the Bom Pastor area of Paranhos in Porto.

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Armando Petit left for Boavista FC after one season, being instrumental in the side's only league conquest and going on to have his first experience in the UEFA Champions League.

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Armando Petit played for the nation in the finals, and was a member of the team that reached the final at UEFA Euro 2004, held on home soil.

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In October 2012, Armando Petit was appointed player-coach of Boavista, becoming the full-time manager in the following season.

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Armando Petit was one of three coaches in charge, as the team avoided relegation in the last matchday.

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Armando Petit left the Madeiran club at its conclusion, as it did not exercise the option of another year.

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On 15 January 2020, Armando Petit was hired by his sixth Portuguese top-division side, becoming the third coach of Belenenses SAD's campaign as they were one point above the relegation zone.

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Armando Petit returned to Boavista on 2 December 2021, on a deal until 2023.

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