Fernando Santos Net Worth

Fernando Santos is a Portuguese professional football manager who coaches the Portugal National Football Team. The 68-year-old is leading his nation in the FIFA World Cup 2022. His net worth is ¬£5 million. Here we look closely at Santos’ net worth, salary earnings, career, record, wife, and more.

About Fernando Santos

Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos was born on 10 October 1954, in Lisbon Portugal. He is also a former professional footballer who played as a defender. He never played for the Portugal National Team.

Fernando Santos led Portugal in the 2018 World Cup. He led his nation to win the Euro 2016 and the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019.

Playing Career

Fernando Santos played most of his career for the Portuguese club Estoril, making 216 league appearances in two spells.

Coaching Career

Fernando Santos took charge of the Portugal National Team on 23 Sep. 2014, following the failure of Paulo Bento.

In the 2016 Euro Championship, Santos led his nation to win the prestigious title. Portugal drew all three group games and qualified for the knockouts as a third-place team. Santos’ men beat the host France 1-0 after extra time in the Final.

However, Portugal’s journey in the 2018 FIFA World Cup ended in the Round of 16 following a 2-1 defeat to Uruguay.

Portugal went on to win the inaugural 2018-19 edition of the Nations League, defeating the Netherlands in the Final. Portugal finished in the Round of 16 in the Euro 2020 under Santos, losing 1-0 to Belgium.

Fernando Santos helped Portugal to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 through playoffs. They beat North Macedonia in the playoffs final.

Portugal won their opening game in the World Cup 2022 by 3-2 goals against Ghana. They would play against Uruguay and South Korea in Group H to qualify for the knockouts.

Fernando Santos was the head coach of Greece (2010-2014) in the 2014 World Cup. The nation reached its first-ever knockouts in that tournament. They lost 5-3 on penalties against Costa Rica in the last 16.

The Portuguese tactician also managed Porto, Benfica, Sporting CP, AEK Athens, and PAOK, among numerous clubs.

Fernando Santos’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos’ net worth is ¬£5 million as of 2023. The skilled tactician earns a decent amount of salary as the head coach of Portugal.

The 68-year-old earns a $2.25 million salary per year as the head coach and leading Cristiano Ronaldo and co in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Quick Facts

Full Name Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos
Current Team Portugal (Head Coach)
Date of Birth 10 October 1954
Age 68
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Birthplace Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality  Portuguese 
Net Worth £5 million
Salary $2.25 million
Relation  Married
Spouse Guilhermina Santos

Coaching Tactics

Fernando Santos is a skilled tactician. He often uses the 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 formations. He deploys a 4-man backline with the full-backs getting the freedom of making forward runs.

Fernando Santos’s Wife

Fernando Santos is married to his lovely lady Guilhermina Santos. However, detailed information about them is unknown.


Born on 10 October 1954, he is 68 years old.

Coaching Stats

[As of 23 Nov. 2022]

Team Year Match Win Draw Loss Win %
Portugal 2014 – Present 105 65 23 17 61.90

Achievements as a Manager


  1. Euro Championship: 2016
  2. Nations League: 2018-19


  1. Primeira Liga: 1998-99
  2. Taca de Portugal: 1999-2000, 2000-01

AEK Athens

  1. Greek Cup: 2001-02   

FAQs About Fernando Santos

What is Santos’s Net Worth in 2023?

Portugal boss Fernando Santos’ net worth is ¬£5 million as of 2023.

How much is his salary?

He earns a $2.25 million yearly salary as the head coach of the Portugal national team.

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