Jaime Mercês

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Personal information
Full name Jaime Jerónimo das Mercês
Date of birth (1963-09-27) September 27, 1963 (age 50)
Place of birth Cova da Piedade, Portugal
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1978–1980 Atlético
1980–1982 Amora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Amora 48 (2)
1983–1992 Belenenses 196 (21)
1992–1993 Vitória Setúbal 28 (4)
1993–1994 Ovarense 19 (2)
1994–1995 Amora 27 (1)
1995–1996 Desportivo Beja 29 (2)
1996–1998 Atlético
1998–2001 Amora
National team
1985–1987 Portugal 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jaime Jerónimo das Mercês (born 27 September 1963 in Cova da Piedade, Almada), simply Jaime, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

After starting out professionally at lowly Amora Futebol Clube, then in the first division, Jaime moved at age 20 to Lisbon-based C.F. Os Belenenses, helping it promote from the second level in his first season and continuing in the following seasons as a nuclear first-team member, amassing more than 250 official appearances; he helped to a Portuguese Cup 2–1 final win against neighbours S.L. Benfica in 1989 and, in the following campaign, participated in the elimination of UEFA Cup holders Bayer 04 Leverkusen (2–0 on aggregate).

In 1992 Jaime joined Vitória de Setúbal in division two, helping in return to the top flight. Subsequently, entering his 30's, he resumed his career in the second and third divisions, incidentally finishing his career at his first club Amora, at nearly 38.

Jaime gained nine caps for Portugal, eight of those coming after the 1986 FIFA World Cup, as practically the entire squad had defected the national team following the Saltillo Affair.

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