Zé Luís

José Luís Mendes Andrade (born 24 January 1991), known as Zé Luís, is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club FC Porto as a striker.

Zé Luís
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Zé Luís with Spartak Moscow in 2017
Personal information
Full name José Luís Mendes Andrade
Date of birth (1991-01-24) 24 January 1991 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Fogo, Cape Verde
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 20
Youth career
2007 Académica Fogo
2008 Batuque
2009 Gil Vicente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Gil Vicente 27 (14)
2011–2013 Braga B 15 (4)
2011–2015 Braga 35 (12)
2012Gil Vicente (loan) 13 (4)
2013–2014Videoton (loan) 26 (9)
2015–2019 Spartak Moscow 86 (25)
2019– Porto 18 (7)
National team
2010– Cape Verde 19 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2019

Club careerEdit

Gil Vicente / BragaEdit

Born in Fogo, Zé Luís began his professional career at the age 18 with his last youth club, Gil Vicente FC. In his first season he played in only five games for the Segunda Liga club – his debut coming on 29 November 2009 in a 0–3 home loss against G.D. Chaves – but managed to score four goals.[2][3][4]

In 2010–11, under new manager Paulo Alves,[5] Zé Luís netted ten times for the Barcelos side as they achieved promotion to the Primeira Liga after a five-year absence, as champions. On 2 June 2011, he signed for S.C. Braga on a five-year contract.[6]

Zé Luís served two loan spells during his tenure in Minho, spending three months with former club Gil[7] and one full season with Videoton FC in Hungary[8]– he also featured regularly for Braga B in the second tier. Back with Braga's main squad, on 7 April 2015, he scored his first career hat-trick, helping defeat Rio Ave F.C. 3–0 at home in the semi-finals of the Taça de Portugal (4–1 on aggregate);[9] he battled for position with Eder during the campaign,[10] finishing with 11 goals all competitions comprised.

Spartak MoscowEdit

On 7 July 2015, Zé Luís joined Russian Premier League club FC Spartak Moscow.[11] He scored five times in the 2016–17 season, as his team won the domestic championship for the 22nd time in history.[12]

In July 2017, Zé Luís extended his link to Spartak until 2021.[12] During the 2018–19 campaign, he contributed with ten league goals – 14 across all competitions – to a fifth-place finish.[13]

PortoEdit

On 2 July 2019, Spartak announced that the transfer of Zé Luís to FC Porto had been agreed on,[14] and a four-year contract was signed three days later.[15] He scored three times in only his second league appearance, a 4–0 home rout of Vitória de Setúbal.[16]

International careerEdit

Zé Luís made his debut for Cape Verde on 24 May 2010, playing one minute in a friendly in Covilhã with Portugal, which was preparing for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[17] He was selected by manager Lúcio Antunes for the squad that appeared at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, but withdrew for personal reasons.[18]

Zé Luís scored his first goal for the national team on 6 September 2014, in a 3–1 away win against Niger for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.[19] His second came in the 2–1 home victory over Zambia for the same competition four days later,[20] as the Blue Sharks eventually reached the finals in Equatorial Guinea.[21]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 8 December 2019[22]
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gil Vicente 2009–10 Segunda Liga 5 4 0 0 0 0 5 4
2010–11 Segunda Liga 22 10 0 0 5 2 27 12
Gil Vicente (loan) 2011–12 Primeira Liga 13 4 0 0 3 1 16 5
Total 40 18 0 0 8 3 48 21
Braga B 2012–13 Segunda Liga 15 4 15 4
Braga 2012–13 Primeira Liga 15 4 1 1 2 0 5[c] 0 23 5
2014–15 Primeira Liga 20 8 2 3 2 0 24 11
Total 35 12 3 4 4 0 5 0 47 16
Videoton (loan) 2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 26 9 3 1 9 5 38 15
Spartak Moscow 2015–16 Russian Premier League 24 8 1 2 25 10
2016–17 Russian Premier League 21 5 1 0 2[d] 0 24 5
2017–18 Russian Premier League 16 2 2 2 5[e] 2 1[f] 0 24 6
2018–19 Russian Premier League 25 10 3 1 8[g] 3 36 14
Total 86 25 7 5 15 5 1 0 109 35
Porto 2019–20 Primeira Liga 12 7 0 0 1 0 6[h] 1 19 8
Career total 213 75 13 10 22 8 26 6 1 0 276 99
Notes
  1. ^ Includes Taça de Portugal, Magyar Kupa and Russian Cup
  2. ^ Includes Taça da Liga and Ligakupa
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ Three appearances and two goals in Champions League, two appearances in Europa League
  6. ^ Appearance in Russian Super Cup
  7. ^ Two appearances in Champions League, six appearances and three goals in Europa League
  8. ^ Two appearances and one goal in Champions League, two appearances in Europa League

International goalsEdit

As of 10 October 2019 (Cape Verde score listed first, score column indicates score after each Zé Luís goal)[23]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2014 Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey, Niger   Niger 3–0 3–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 10 September 2014 Estádio Nacional, Praia, Cape Verde   Zambia 1–0 2–1
3. 10 October 2019 Stade Parsemain, Fos-sur-Mer, France   Togo 1–1 2–1 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Gil Vicente

Braga

Spartak Moscow

InternationalEdit

Cape Verde

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Zé Luís". Eurosport. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Gil Vicente empata Beira-Mar (1–1)" [Gil Vicente and Beira-Mar all square (1–1)]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 April 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Freamunde-Gil Vicente, 3–2: Equipa da casa garante manutenção" [Freamunde-Gil Vicente, 3–2: Home team confirm survival]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 April 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Trofense-Gil Vicente, 2–4: Vitória depois das ameaças" [Trofense-Gil Vicente, 2–4: Win after threats]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 May 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Zé Luís desfalca Gil Vicente" [Gil Vicente without Zé Luís]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 August 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. ^ "José Luís assinou por cinco épocas" [José Luís signed for five seasons]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Zé Luís deve treinar-se hoje" [Zé Luís due to train today]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 January 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Zé Luís emprestado ao Videoton" [Zé Luís loaned to Videoton]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  9. ^ ""Guerreiros" às portas do Jamor" ["Warriors" near Jamor] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  10. ^ Cunha, Pedro Jorge (7 April 2015). "Zé Luís: independência e golos do "Drogba de Braga"" [Zé Luís: independence and goals from the "Braga Drogba"] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Sp. Braga: Spartak confirma Zé Luís" [Sp. Braga: Spartak confirm Zé Luís] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  12. ^ a b "OFICIAL: Zé Luís renova com o Spartak Moscovo" [OFFICIAL: Zé Luís renews with Spartak Moscow] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  13. ^ "FC Porto interessado em Zé Luís" [FC Porto interested in Zé Luís] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Boa sorte, Зе Луиш!" [Good luck, Zé Luis!] (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Zé Luís até 2023" [Zé Luís until 2023] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  16. ^ "A noite memorável de Zé Luís: eis o primeiro hat trick do campeonato" [The memorable night of Zé Luís: here's the first championship hat trick]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 17 August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Portugal held to 0–0 draw by Cape Verde". USA Today. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  18. ^ "Adebayor in, Diarra out of Africa Cup". Al Jazeera. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  19. ^ "Selecção nacional de futebol entrou a ganhar na fase de qualificação para a CAN 2015" [National football team had winning start in 2015 ACN qualifiers] (in Portuguese). RTC. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Cabo Verde perto da CAN 2015. Angola complica contas com derrota pesada" [Cabo Verde near the 2015 ACN. Angola in hot water with heavy loss] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  21. ^ Delgado, Evandro (15 October 2014). "Cabo Verde vence Moçambique e está no CAN2015" [Cape Verde beat Mozambique and reach the 2015ACN] (in Portuguese). SAPO. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  22. ^ Zé Luís at Soccerway
  23. ^ "Zé Luís – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  24. ^ "Portugal conquista prata e Cabo Verde ouro" [Portugal conquer silver and Cape Verde gold] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  25. ^ Kozlova, Galina (1 November 2016). "MVP октября РФПЛ. Зе Луиш – "зе бест" в 12-м туре и в месяце" [MVP October RFPL. Zé Luís – The Best in the 12th round and in the month] (in Russian). Championat. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  26. ^ "РФС утвердил список лучших игроков прошедшего чемпионата России" [The RFU approved list of best players in the last Russian league] (in Russian). Interfax. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  27. ^ "Список 33-х лучших футболистов" [Laureates of the season and list of "33 best players"] (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Melhores de agosto: Zé Luís distinguido com o Avançado do Mês da Liga NOS" [Best of August: Zé Luís distinguished with Forward of the Month in NOS League] (in Portuguese). Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. 11 September 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.

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