|Full name||João Henrique Pataco Tomás|
|Date of birth||27 May 1975|
|Place of birth||Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2003–2004||→ Vitória Guimarães (loan)||20||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 November 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
He represented mostly Braga (three seasons) and Rio Ave (four) during his 19-year senior career. In his only full season with Benfica he scored 17 goals in 31 games, going on to amass Primeira Liga totals of 261 goals and 98 goals over the course of ten campaigns.
Abroad, Tomás spent some time in Spain and Asia.
He subsequently played for S.L. Benfica, Real Betis – joining in the 2001 summer alongside teammate José Calado, he scored seven La Liga goals in his debut season, but appeared scarcely in his second year – Vitória de Guimarães and Sporting de Braga, to where he returned after a Qatari stint in 2006–07, where he represented Al-Arabi SC, netting eight goals in seventeen games before switching to Al Rayyan SC in 2007, leaving for Asia for free.
In 2004–05 and the following campaign, while with Braga, Tomás was the second best goalscorer in the top division. In 2007–08, however, he was very rarely used, due to injuries and the emergence of Austrian Roland Linz, and would sign on July 2008 with Boavista FC, relegated after irregularities to the second division.
Two matches into the 2008–09 season Tomás entailed negotiations with another Qatari outfit, Al-Ahli (Doha), but quickly returned to Boavista. In June 2009, as his club suffered a second consecutive drop, he left for Rio Ave FC, aged 34.
João Tomás fared well in his return to the top level, scoring six times in the league and eight overall, but moved abroad once again in February 2010, joining United Arab Emirates side Al Sharjah SC. In July he returned to Rio Ave, signing a one-year contract.
On 30 October 2010 35-year-old Tomás scored in a 2–0 home win against former club Braga, as Rio Ave won its first game of the season. Earlier, in the first half, he missed a penalty kick. In the first season in his second spell with the Vila do Conde outfit, he finished second in the goal scorers chart, only trailing F.C. Porto's Hulk.
On 22 May 2007, after a five and a half-year absence, Tomás was recalled to the national team by Luiz Felipe Scolari, playing in the 1–1 draw with a Kuwaiti club on 5 June in Kuwait City, and scoring the Portuguese goal.
|Académica||Liga de Honra||1996–97||15||1||4||2||0||0||0||0||19||3|
|Liga de Honra||1999–00||17||19||3||3||0||0||0||0||20||22|
|Real Betis||La Liga||2001–02||20||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||20||7|
|Vitória Guimarães||Primeira Liga||2003–04||20||3||2||1||0||0||–||22||4|
|Al-Arabi||Qatar Stars League||2006–07||17||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||17||8|
|Al Rayyan||Qatar Stars League||2006–07||9||8||0||0||0||0||–||9||8|
|Boavista||Liga de Honra||2008–09||28||13||2||1||0||0||–||30||14|
|Rio Ave||Primeira Liga||2009–10||15||6||1||0||3||2||–||19||8|
|Al Sharjah||UAE Pro-League||2009–10||1||2||0||0||–||–||1||2|
|Rio Ave||Primeira Liga||2010–11||29||16||3||2||2||0||–||34||18|
- João Tomás, o senhor 100 golos na Liga portuguesa (João Tomás, Mr. 100 Goals in Portuguese League); Zero Zero, 25 November 2012 (Portuguese)
- João Tomás de borla no Qatar (João Tomás for free in Qatar); Record, 13 September 2008 (Portuguese)
- João Tomás não sai (João Tomás stays); Record, 16 January 2009 (Portuguese)
- João Tomás reforça ataque (João Tomás strengthens offense); Record, 23 June 2009 (Portuguese)
- Mercado: João Tomás vai jogar no Recreativo do Libolo (Market: João Tomás will play for Recreativo do Libolo); Mais Futebol, 29 December 2012 (Portuguese)
- Scolari names uncapped trio in Portugal squad; ESPN Soccernet, 22 May 2007
- "João Tomás". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
- "Joao Tomás » Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 1 July 2014.