Jamba (footballer)

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Jamba
Personal information
Full name Joao Pereira
Date of birth (1977-07-10) 10 July 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Benguela, Angola
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
AS Aviacao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Primeiro Maio
1997–2007 AS Aviacao
2007 Petro Atlético
2008– AS Aviacao
National team
1998–2010 Angola 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2006.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2006

João Pereira (born 10 July 1977 in Benguela), is an Angolan footballer, who currently plays for AS Aviacao.

Career[edit]

Jamba is an archetype of old fashioned defending. He is mostly very reliable and consistent.

International career[edit]

The central is a member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup. He has played in 29 straight international competitions for Angola, making him a leader on an otherwise young club. In April 2006, his performances were acknowledged when he was voted Angola’s best home-based player in a national radio poll.

Background[edit]

His nickname, "Jamba," means "Elephant" in Umbundu, a language spoken in Angola near the south.

National team statistics[edit]

Angola national team
Year Apps Goals
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003 1 0
2004 10 0
2005 7 0
2006 16 0
2007 7 0
2008 2 0
2009 4 0
Total

External links[edit]

  • Jamba at National-Football-Teams.com