Jorge Madureira

Jorge Manuel Catarino Madureira (born 5 February 1976) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Jorge Madureira
Personal information
Full name Jorge Manuel Catarino Madureira
Date of birth (1976-02-05) 5 February 1976 (age 46)
Place of birth Matosinhos, Portugal
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1986–1994 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Porto 1 (0)
1994–1995 Leça 5 (0)
1995–1996 Gil Vicente 8 (0)
1996–1998 Aves 57 (9)
1998–1999 Académica 1 (0)
1999–2000 Esposende 17 (1)
2000–2001 Penafiel 21 (0)
2001–2002 Vilanovense 24 (4)
2002–2004 Salgueiros 16 (0)
2004–2005 Pedras Rubras 28 (3)
2005–2008 Leça
2010–2012 Dragões Sandinenses
2012–2013 Nun´Alvares
National team
1989–1992 Portugal U16 29 (2)
1992–1993 Portugal U17 6 (0)
1993–1994 Portugal U18 14 (2)
1994–1996 Portugal U20 15 (1)
1996 Portugal U21 1 (0)
Honours
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Born in Matosinhos, Madureira joined FC Porto's youth system at the age of 10. In the 1993–94 season he made his debut with the first team, starting in a 0–0 home draw against S.C. Beira-Mar on 2 June 1994 in what would be his only competitive appearance.

Subsequently, Madureira played for Leça FC (Primeira Liga, only five matches) and Gil Vicente FC (second division), spending the following two years with C.D. Aves in the second level. He returned to the top flight for the 1998–99 campaign, but only featured once for Académica de Coimbra – a 0–5 home loss to F.C. Alverca – who also suffered relegation.

In the following years, Madureira represented A.D. Esposende, F.C. Penafiel and Vilanovense FC, then spent two seasons in division two with S.C. Salgueiros during which he appeared in only 16 league games combined. After one year with F.C. Pedras Rubras in the third tier, he returned to Leça for three additional campaigns, helping the club return to that level in his second year and retiring professionally in June 2008, at the age of 32.

International careerEdit

Madureira won 15 caps for the Portuguese under-20 team, adding another appearance with the under-21s. With the former side, he competed at the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship, playing all the matches for the eventual third-placed nation.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jorge MadureiraFIFA competition record (archived)

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