João Coimbra

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João Coimbra
Personal information
Full name João Carlos Amaral Marques Coimbra
Date of birth (1986-05-24) 24 May 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Santa Comba Dão, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rapid București
Number 28
Youth career
1995–1996 Amora
1996–2005 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Benfica B 26 (1)
2006–2008 Benfica 13 (0)
2007–2008 Nacional (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2009 Marítimo 0 (0)
2008–2009 Gil Vicente (loan) 15 (0)
2009–2014 Estoril 90 (3)
2014–2015 Académico Viseu 19 (0)
2015– Rapid București 11 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Portugal U20 14 (0)
2007 Portugal U21 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

João Carlos Amaral Marques Coimbra (born 24 May 1986) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Romanian club FC Rapid București as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Coimbra was born in Santa Comba Dão, Viseu District. A product of S.L. Benfica youth system he appeared in 13 league games with the first team over the course of two seasons, after which he was loaned to Madeira's C.D. Nacional, also in the top division, for the 2007–08 campaign.

In July 2008 Coimbra was definitely sold by Benfica, joining C.S. Marítimo.[1] Upon arriving he was immediately loaned to second level club Gil Vicente FC, in a season-long move.

After this, Coimbra returned to Marítimo but was immediately released, moving to another side in the second tier, G.D. Estoril Praia.[2] He contributed with 26 matches (all starts) and two goals in his third year, as his team returned to the top flight after an absence of seven years.





Personal life[edit]

Coimbra studied medicine at the University of Lisbon.[3]


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