Alexandre Baptista

José Alexandre da Silva Baptista (born 17 February 1941) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a defender.

Alexandre Baptista
Personal information
Full name José Alexandre da Silva Baptista
Date of birth (1941-02-17) 17 February 1941 (age 81)
Place of birth Barreiro, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1971 Sporting CP 94 (2)
National team
1964–1969 Portugal 11 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Born in Barreiro, Setúbal District, Baptista played his entire professional career, which spanned 11 years, with Sporting CP, winning five major titles whilst being first-choice in four of those. He took the pitch as the Lisbon side defeated MTK Budapest FC to conquer the 1963–64 edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[1]

Baptista retired from the game at the end of the 1970–71 season, aged just 30. He remained connected to his only club, in directorial capacities.

International careerEdit

Baptista earned 11 caps for Portugal, making his debut in the Taça das Nações match against England on 4 June 1964. He participated at the 1966 FIFA World Cup finals, playing five matches for the third-placed team.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Still as an active player, Baptista majored in economics, going on to act as commercial director for several companies.[2]





See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "1963/64: Sporting at the second attempt". UEFA. 17 August 2001. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b Paixão, Paulo; Castanheira, José Pedro (13 July 2016). "A lenda dos Magriços começou há 50 anos" [The legend of the Magriços started 50 years ago]. Expresso (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 April 2020.

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