José Semedo (footballer, born 1965)

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José Orlando Vinha Rocha Semedo (born 5 March 1965) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

José Semedo
Personal information
Full name José Orlando Vinha Rocha Semedo
Date of birth (1965-03-05) 5 March 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Ovar, Portugal
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1978–1979 Esmoriz
1979–1980 Feirense
1980–1984 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1996 Porto 217 (27)
1996–1999 Salgueiros 31 (1)
Total 248 (28)
National team
1989–1994 Portugal 21 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 248 games and 28 goals over the course of 15 seasons, representing in the competition Porto and Salgueiros.

Club careerEdit

Born in Ovar, Semedo started playing professionally for FC Porto. Even though he was already part of the first team setup during their conquest of the European Cup, he was only a fringe player (only 27 Primeira Liga appearances in four seasons combined), beginning to appear regularly precisely the following campaign as the club added the Intercontinental Cup and the UEFA Super Cup; domestically, 1987–88 ended with the double.

In 1994, Semedo, who would eventually be an important member in 12 of Porto's 22 accolades during his spell, suffered a severe knee injury from which he never recovered. At 31, he moved to neighbours S.C. Salgueiros, retiring from football after three unassuming years.

Semedo started coaching in 2009, being an assistant in Padroense FC's under-17. Two years later, in the same predicament, he returned to Porto's seniors, joining newly appointed Vítor Pereira's staff.

International careerEdit

During five years, Semedo earned 21 caps for Portugal and scored two goals. One of those came on 31 March 1993 in a 1–1 draw in Switzerland for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, as the national side finished third in its group, being eliminated from the final stages precisely by those opponents.[1]

José Orlando Semedo: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition


1 29 March 1989 Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal   Angola 5–0 6–0 Friendly
2 31 March 1993 Wankdorf Stadium, Bern, Switzerland    Switzerland 1–1 1–1 1994 World Cup qualification



  1. ^ José SemedoFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "José Semedo". European Football. Retrieved 2 December 2015.

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