João Alexandre Santos

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Alexandre
Personal information
Full name João Alexandre Santos Vilacova
Date of birth (1973-11-29) 29 November 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1983–1992 Varzim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–2009 Varzim 420 (6)
2009–2011 Esposende 30 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Esposende
2013–2014 Varzim
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

João Alexandre Santos Vilacova, known as Alexandre (born 29 November 1973 in Porto), is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Brought through the ranks of Varzim SC, Alexandre only knew one club throughout his professional career, which spanned almost two decades, also being the Póvoa de Varzim-based side's longtime captain. Almost always in the starting XI, he played three editions of the Portuguese first division with his only team (totalling 89 games and going scoreless in the process), but spent the vast majority of his career in the second level.

For the 2009–10 season, after 26 years at the same club, Alexandre signed with AD Esposende in the Braga regional leagues, helping it return to the fourth division in his first year. He began his coaching career precisely with his last team.

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