José Diogo Castro Ferradeira dos Santos (born 9 February 1994), known as Zé Diogo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Merelinense F.C. as a winger.

Zé Diogo
Personal information
Full name José Diogo Castro Ferradeira dos Santos[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-09) 9 February 1994 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal[1]
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 21
Youth career
2002–2013 Varzim
2013 Rio Ave
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Varzim 17 (2)
2013–2014 Tirsense 20 (1)
2014–2015 Vianense 26 (5)
2015–2016 Fafe 31 (6)
2016–2019 Merelinense 48 (4)
2019–2020 Varzim 1 (0)
2020– Merelinense 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:50, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Póvoa de Varzim, Zé Diogo developed as a footballer at hometown club Varzim S.C. from the age of 8. He made his professional debut on 21 May 2011 towards the end of a season in which his team were relegated from the Liga de Honra, playing the final ten minutes of a 2–1 home loss against C.F. Os Belenenses as a substitute for Tiago Carneiro.[2] He returned to youth football in January 2013, down the road at Rio Ave FC.

Zé Diogo spent the next few seasons in the third division in service of F.C. Tirsense, SC Vianense, AD Fafe and Merelinense FC. On 11 July 2019, he returned to second-tier Varzim on a two-year deal.[3] Having played just five minutes, he was released in June 2020.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Zé Diogo" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Varzim estreou médio Zé Diogo" [Varzim gave debut to midfielder Zé Diogo]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 23 May 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Oficial: Zé Diogo regressa à Póvoa de Varzim" [Official: Zé Diogo returns to Póvoa de Varzim]. Record (in Portuguese). 11 July 2019. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  4. ^ Silva, Flávio Miguel (13 May 2020). "Varzim confirma regresso de Leonardo Ruiz ao Sporting e Hugo Gomes ao Famalicão" [Varzim confirm return of Leonardo Ruiz to Sporting and Hugo Gomes to Famalicão]. Record (in Portuguese). Retrieved 14 August 2020.

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