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Jorge António Pinto do Couto, CvIH (born 1 July 1970) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a right winger.

Jorge Couto
Personal information
Full name Jorge António Pinto do Couto
Date of birth (1970-07-01) 1 July 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Argoncilhe, Portugal
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1984–1985 Argoncilhe
1985–1986 Lourosa
1986–1988 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1996 Porto 130 (11)
1988–1989Gil Vicente (loan) 26 (5)
1996–2003 Boavista 157 (16)
Total 313 (32)
National team
1989 Portugal U20 4 (2)
1989–1991 Portugal U21 15 (2)
1990–1998 Portugal 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 287 matches and 27 goals during 14 seasons, representing in the competition Porto and Boavista and winning 13 major titles both clubs combined.

Club careerEdit

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,[1] 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.[2]

International careerEdit

Couto won six caps at full international level, mostly while at FC Porto, the first arriving at age 20. He was not related to club and national teammate Fernando Couto.



  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "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.

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