José Semedo (footballer, born 1965)
|Full name||José Orlando Vinha Rocha Semedo|
|Date of birth||5 March 1965|
|Place of birth||Ovar, Portugal|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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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.
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||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|