Jorge Gonçalves

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Jorge Miguel Dias Gonçalves (born 31 October 1983) is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a right winger.

Jorge Gonçalves
Personal information
Full name Jorge Miguel Dias Gonçalves
Date of birth (1983-10-31) 31 October 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Pedroso, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Winger
Youth career
1993–1995 AD Pedroso
1995–1998 Porto
1998–2002 Leixões
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Leixões 2 (0)
2002–2003 Avanca
2003–2004 Pedras Rubras 36 (12)
2004–2008 Leixões 115 (20)
2008–2010 Racing Santander 10 (0)
2009–2010Vitória Guimarães (loan) 17 (0)
2010–2011 Olhanense 29 (0)
2011–2012 Vitória Setúbal 21 (1)
2012–2014 Feirense 74 (20)
2014–2015 Atlético 28 (2)
2015–2016 Felgueiras 1932 16 (5)
2016 Fafe 16 (6)
2016–2017 Salgueiros 25 (5)
2017–2019 Valadares Gaia 66 (9)
Total 455 (80)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He appeared in 98 Primeira Liga games over five seasons, scoring a combined eight goals for Leixões, Vitória de Guimarães, Olhanense and Vitória de Setúbal. He added 186 matches and 35 goals in the Segunda Liga, and also competed professionally in Spain.

Club careerEdit

Gonçalves was born in Pedroso, Vila Nova de Gaia. After having finished his youth career with Leixões SC, he went on to have stints with modest clubs before returning to Matosinhos in 2004. He would be an instrumental attacking unit from the beginning, helping to promotion from the second division into the Primeira Liga at the end of the 2006–07 season by contributing with 26 games and five goals.

In 2007–08, Gonçalves scored seven league goals for Leixões – a squad-best – as the team avoided relegation in the last matchday.[1] On 1 September 2008, the last day of the summer transfer deadline, he signed a four-year contract with La Liga side Racing de Santander for 1 million,[2] being rarely used throughout the campaign.

Gonçalves returned to Portugal in June 2009, being loaned to Vitória S.C. in a season-long move.[3] As the Minho club finished in sixth position he was irregularly used, failing to find the net in 21 competitive matches; he was subsequently released by Racing[4] but stayed in his country, joining S.C. Olhanense.

After one final campaign in the top level with Vitória de Setúbal, Gonçalves returned to the second tier, where he represented C.D. Feirense[5] and Atlético Clube de Portugal. From 2015 onwards, he competed solely in his country's lower leagues.[6]




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