|Full name||José Luis Francisco Zuela dos Santos|
|Date of birth||3 August 1983|
|Place of birth||Luanda, Angola|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back / Defensive Midfielder|
|União de Leiria|
|2003–2004||Académica de Coimbra||1||(0)|
|2010||→ Alania Vladikavkaz (loan)||6||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ PAOK (loan)||7||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Atromitos (loan)||21||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
In 2009, he moved to Russia and signed with Kuban Krasnodar, but the next year he was given on loan to Alania Vladikavkaz. In July 2012, he was given on loan from Kuban to PAOK in Greece and in the 2011–12 season, he was given again on loan to another Greek club, Atromitos.
On 5 June 2012, Zuela terminated his contract with Kuban and signed a two-year contract with the Cypriot club APOEL. Although he didn't manage to win a regular place in APOEL's starting lineup (he appeared in only six league matches), he became a champion for the first time in his career after winning the 2012–13 Cypriot First Division with the club. On 17 July 2013 his contract with APOEL was mutually terminated.
Later, he had a five-month spell at Apollon Smyrni in Greece, appearing only in one match for twelve minutes as a substitute, and being released before the end of year 2013.
Zuela is a member of the Angola national football team. He has made 17 appearances, without scoring any goal yet.
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- "ΥΠΕΓΡΑΨΕ Ο ZUELA" (in Greek). APOEL FC. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- Ανακοίνωση [Announcement] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- APOEL official profile
- Profile & Statistics at Guardian's Stats centre
- Francisco Zuela at National-Football-Teams.com
- Player statistics at Soccerway
- Skoda Xanthi Official Profile *(Greek) – (English)