Sérgio Paulo Marceneiro da Conceição is a Portuguese football player, born on November 15th, 1974 in Coimbra. Sérgio Conceição has excelled in a star-studded SS Lazio side, becoming a regular starter with the Portuguese national football team. His first int'l cap was against Ukraine on 9th November 1996.
Coimbra's municipality gave his name to a stadium built in the early 2000s to honor him - the Estádio Municipal Sérgio Conceição (it is located in Taveiro, Coimbra).
Conceição began his career playing for the youth teams of his hometown's Académica de Coimbra. Then he played for Leça FC and FC Felgueiras before moving to FC Porto in 1996. In Porto he won 2 Portuguese Football Championship titles and 2 Portuguese Football Cups. In 56 league appearances for FC Porto he scored 9 goals.
He joined SS Lazio from FC Porto for $10 million, and played a significant part in their UEFA Cup Winners Cup success while also scoring five goals in 33 games in his first Serie A season.
Speedy and strong on the right flank, he also weighs in with his fair share of goals. He is also an excellent crosser of the ball. What makes him more dangerous is his ability to play either side of the field and his standout service from the wings. Conceição scored one goal in nine EURO 2000 qualifying appearances and, having made his international debut five months after EURO 96.
Since then he spent time with a pair of other top Italian clubs: Parma AC and Inter Milan. In Italy, Conceição has flourished. He has become one of the league's standout wingers.