|Full name||Jorge António Pinto do Couto|
|Date of birth||1 July 1970|
|Place of birth||Argoncilhe, Portugal|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1988–1989||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||26||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Couto was born in Argoncilhe, Santa Maria da Feira. During his career he played professionally for FC Porto, Gil Vicente FC (on loan from his alma mater) and Boavista FC. With the first club he was used regularly in his early years, mainly from the bench – shortly after having scored one of the two goals for the Portugal under-20 team in the 2–0 final win against Nigeria, as the nation won the first of its two consecutive FIFA U-20 World Cups – but languished in the subsequent seasons.
With Boavista from 1996 until his retirement, Couto had his best years, helping to the side's Primeira Liga and European consolidation although he was already slowing down as they won their only first division title in 2001, being barred by younger Martelinho but still contributing with 17 matches and three goals to the feat.
- Primeira Liga: 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1995–96
- Taça de Portugal: 1990–91, 1993–94
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1990, 1991, 1993
- "Riade, 25 anos: como foi e onde estão os campeões" [Riyadh, 25 anos: how did it go and where are the champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
- "Lembra-se deles? Há 15 anos o Boavista foi campeão nacional" [Remember them? Boavista were national champions 15 years ago] (in Portuguese). TSF. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2018.