Who is Pedro Leitao Brito aka Bubista Cape Verde football coach, bio, age, career and stats

Who is Pedro Leitao Brito aka Bubista Cape Verde football coach, bio, age, career and stats

Here is all you need to know about Cape Verde head coach Pedro Leitao Brito aka Bubista, including his age, career, records and more 

The Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals of 2023 featured a match between Cape Verde and South Africa.

Who is Pedro Leitao Brito aka Bubista Cape Verde football team coach, bio, age, career and stats

For the first time since 2013, when they squared off in a blockbuster match at the Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro in the Ivory Coast capital, the Blue Sharks, perhaps one of the most dominant teams, took on South Africa at the continental extravaganza.

South Africa prevailed 2-1 in the penalty shootout to salvage a contest that had been 0-0 in regulation time. In the penalty shootout, Patrick Andrade’s mistake sent South Africa into the semifinals despite their two misses. Cape Verde missed three straight attempts.

From the beginning of the competition, Cape Verde has performed above expectations; they shocked Ghana in their opening game and finished their group ahead of the all-time winners, Egypt. With eight goals in their first four games, they were the tournament’s second-highest scorers.


After they won Group B and scored two goals against both Ghana and Egypt, their goal threat was evident in the first round. The team’s performance should be given credit to Pedro Leitao Brito, the man behind the team.

Who is Pedro Leitao Brito?

Pedro Leitao Brito, also known as Bubista is a former Cape Verdean football player and current manager of Cape Verde who was born on January 6, 1970, in Cape Verde.


A look at Pedro Leitao Brito’s career

Following his signing in 1995, Bubista played for the Spanish Segunda Division team Badajoz, where he appeared in two league games during his one season. Bubista signed up for the Angolan club ASA in 1997. Before going back to his home in Cape Verde and joining Falcoes do Norte in 2003, Bubista spent six seasons as a player for ASA.

53 year old Bubista made his Cape Verde debut in 1991. Later on in his career, Bubista became the captain of Cape Verde, appearing in 28 matches for his international career.


Talking about his career as a manager, Bubista managed the Cape Verdean domestic teams Mindelense, Académica do Mindelo, Sporting Clube da Praia, and Batuque after his playing career. He took over as Cape Verde’s manager in January 2020.