|Full name||José Alexandre da Silva Baptista|
|Date of birth||17 February 1941|
|Place of birth||Barreiro, Portugal|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
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.
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.
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.
- "1963/64: Sporting at the second attempt". UEFA. 17 August 2001. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- 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.