Jorge Andrade

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Gomes and the second or paternal family name is De Andrade.
Jorge Andrade
Jorge Andrade 31mar2007.jpg
Andrade in action for Deportivo
Personal information
Full name Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes Andrade
Date of birth (1978-04-09) 9 April 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1986–1997 Estrela Amadora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Estrela Amadora 53 (3)
2000–2002 Porto 52 (3)
2002–2007 Deportivo La Coruña 123 (2)
2007–2009 Juventus 4 (0)
Total 232 (8)
National team
1999 Portugal U21 1 (0)
2001–2008 Portugal 51 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade, OIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾʒ(ɨ) ɐ̃ˈdɾad(ɨ)]; born 9 April 1978) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.

After playing two years with Porto he went on to represent Deportivo (which would be his main club – 169 official appearances in five seasons) and Juventus, appearing rarely for the latter due to injury.

Andrade gained more than 50 caps for Portugal, representing the nation in one World Cup and one European Championship and helping it finish second in Euro 2004.

Club career[edit]

Jorge Andrade

Early years / Porto[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Andrade made his professional debuts with hometown's C.F. Estrela da Amadora in 1997, helping it to two consecutive eighth first division places.

He immediately caught the eye, and after that was on the move north to F.C. Porto, being the club's most-used player in the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League, playing 12 times as the team reached the second group phase in the competition.

Deportivo[edit]

After Portugal’s unsuccessful 2002 World Cup campaign, Andrade was acquired by Spain's Deportivo de La Coruña, in a move that cost the Galician side 12 million with the possibility of being increased to €13M (goalkeeper Nuno Espírito Santo was also part of the deal, for €3M).[1] He appeared in only 11 La Liga games in his debut season, barred by César Martín and Noureddine Naybet, but was an undisputed first-choice when healthy in the following years.

On 21 April 2004, during a Champions League semi-finals match against former team Porto, Andrade was sent off by Markus Merk for a kick on Deco. The gesture was of a friendly nature, but the referee was eluded by it, and immediately gave the defender his marching orders.[2][3] He was forced to serve a one-match ban.[4]

Juventus[edit]

Andrade signed for Juventus F.C. in the 2007 summer, for approximately €10 million.[5] In a match against A.S. Roma on 23 September, he badly broke his left kneecap and missed the rest of the 2007–08 season.[6]

In the team's 2008 pre-season, Andrade suffered the same injury[7] and missed the entire 2008–09. In a press release dated 7 August, Juventus stated:

"On 9 July 2008, during a training session at Pinzolo, the player Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade was the victim of another serious injury to his left knee (relapse of the fracture of the rotula) operated twice in the past season. A new osteosynthesis operation was thus needed, with the post-surgery prognosis being a number of months. Given the impossibility for the player to recover to play professionally, the company has proceeded to fully write down the residual book value of the player's registration rights with a negative effect on the 2007–08 financial year for €6.8 million."[8]

That was the third in a year and the fourth left knee surgery Andrade had in his career. The Turin-based club wrote off his salary as well as part of the transfer fee for the fiscal year, though Andrade stated he hoped to return playing at the highest level.

On 8 April 2009, Juventus and Andrade reached an agreement, and the player's remaining contract was canceled, leaving him free to find another club.[9] After being released from Juventus, he went on trial to Málaga CF, but he was not given a contract and was again free to search a new club.[10] In early February 2010, he underwent a trial with Canadian side Toronto FC.[11]

International career[edit]

Andrade made his debut for Portugal in April 2001, and was part of the nation's squads at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004, eventually scoring three goals in 51 games. In the latter competition, played on home soil, he also put one in his own net, in a 2–1 win against Holland in the semifinals.[12]

Andrade appeared in five matches during the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign, collecting his last cap on 22 August 2007 against Armenia.

Jorge Andrade: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 November 2001 Estádio José Alvalade (1956), Lisbon, Portugal  Angola 3–1 5–1 Friendly
2 10 June 2003 Estádio Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal  Bolivia 1–0 4–0 Friendly
3 3 September 2005 Estádio do Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Luxembourg 1–0 6–0 2006 World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Porto
Deportivo

Country[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
1997–98 Estrela Amadora Portuguese League 5 1
1998–99 17 2
1999–00 31 0
2000–01 Porto Portuguese League 20 1
2001–02 32 2
Spain League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Europe Total
2002–03 Deportivo Spanish League 11 0 6 0 4 0
2003–04 37 0 11 0
2004–05 35 1 7 0
2005–06 18 1
2006–07 22 0
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2007–08 Juventus Italian League 4 0 1 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Portugal 105 6
Spain 123 2
Italy 4 0
Career total 232 8

Personal life[edit]

Andrade, along with fellow Portuguese internationals Miguel, Nani and Nélson, is a descendant from the Cape Verde islands, previously a Portuguese colony. He visited his homeland in 2006 and did some work with grassroots football during his stay.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Luís Figo
Portugal national football team captain
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Nuno Gomes