Leading goalscorers: Jose Testas

José Soutinho Testas was born on November 29, 1942 in Arrentela, Portugal. Jose started his career as a youth player with Benfica in Lisboa. He made his professional debut for Vitória de Guimarães in the 1962-63 season. From 1963 to 1968 he played for FC Barreirense. Then followed spells with Farense and Gil Vicente.

The 5-5 and 150 lbs forward joined Toronto Italia before the start of the 1975 National Soccer League season. He helped Italia win the 1975 and 1976 league championships.

In 1977 Jose moved to Montreal Castors. While with the Castors Jose won the 1977 and 1978 National Soccer League championships. He spent the winter of 1977-78 playing for Leixões in Portugal.

Jose joined First Portuguese in 1979. When the club won the 1979 National Soccer League championship it was Jose’s fifth straight NSL championship win.

In November 1979 Jose signed for Buffalo Stallions of the Major Indoor Soccer League on a year contract. However, he did not play in any games for the Stallions and returned to First Portuguese for the 1980 National Soccer League season. He later became the club’s player coach.

Jose later coached Toronto Supra and FC Portugal.

Photo contributed by Andy Dixon

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