Mascarenhas, Angolan footballer, died at 78

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Dead. Domingos António da Silva, born April 28, 1937 and died August 25, 2015, known as Mascarenhas, he was an Angolan footballer who played as a forward.

Mascarenhas was born in Vila Salazar, Portuguese Angola. After one season with S.L. Benfica and three with F.C. Barreirense, he joined Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1962; during his three-year spell with the Lisbon club, he scored 80 goals in 107 games all appearances comprised, even friendlies.

In the 1963 Portuguese Cup final, Mascarenhas scored once in a 4–0 win against Vitória de Guimarães.

In the following campaign, in Sporting’s victorious campaign in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, he netted six times in a 16-1 home success against APOEL FC (European competition record), adding another in the final against MTK Budapest FC, the 3–3 leading to a replay in Antwerp which ended with a 1-0 win for the Lions.

Mascarenhas died on 25 August 2015 at the São José Hospital in Lisbon, after a long battle with illness. He was 78 years old.

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