Jaime Magalhães

Jaime Fernandes Magalhães (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒajm(ɨ) mɐɣɐˈʎɐ̃jʃ]; born 10 July 1962) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a right midfielder.

Jaime Magalhães
Personal information
Full name Jaime Fernandes Magalhães
Date of birth (1962-07-10) 10 July 1962 (age 60)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1976–1980 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1995 Porto 276 (30)
1995–1996 Leça 4 (0)
Total 280 (30)
International career
1981–1993 Portugal 20 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

During his professional career, he represented Porto for 15 seasons.[1]

Club careerEdit

Born in Porto, Magalhães was 14 when he joined local FC Porto's youth system. He made his senior debut four years later, as the northerners were coached by Austrian Hermann Stessl.

Magalhães was an important player in the 1983–84 season, with Porto finishing second to S.L. Benfica in the Primeira Liga and also reaching that campaign's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final; in the following year he scored a career-best 11 goals, as the club managed to end in the top position in domestic competition.

Magalhães had several offers to leave Porto, but ultimately stayed and won a total of seven leagues, adding in 1987 the European Cup and playing the entire final against FC Bayern Munich.[2] Under Bobby Robson he became a fringe player, and left in the 1995 summer having appeared in well more than 300 official matches; a move to another side in the north, Leça FC, was then arranged, but he retired at the end of the campaign after the modest team retained their top flight status, but with the player contributing rarely.

Magalhães was chosen by Portuguese sports newspaper Record as one of the best 100 Portuguese football players ever.

International careerEdit

Magalhães made his debut for Portugal on 18 November 1981, in a 2–1 win against Scotland for the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, at the age of just 19. He was overlooked for the squad that appeared at UEFA Euro 1984, but represented the nation at the 1986 World Cup, earning a total of 20 caps (no goals).



  • DIAS, Rui, Record – 100 Melhores do Futebol Português – Volume I (Record – The 100 best of Portuguese Football, 2002, EDISPORT).


  1. ^ "Jaime Magalhães" (in Portuguese). Estrelas do FCP. 26 October 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Champions' Cup 1986–87". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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