José Nunes

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is De Araújo and the second or paternal family name is Nunes.
José Nunes
Jose Nunes 2011.jpg
Nunes in action for Mallorca
Personal information
Full name José Carlos de Araújo Nunes
Date of birth (1977-03-07) 7 March 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Castelo de Paiva, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
Sporting Paivense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Ovarense 26 (1)
1997 Braga 0 (0)
1998–2001 Maia 104 (3)
2001–2002 Salgueiros 20 (0)
2002–2004 Gil Vicente 61 (1)
2004–2005 Braga 48 (1)
2006– Mallorca 243 (13)
National team
1999 Portugal U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

José Carlos de Araújo Nunes (born 7 March 1977) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for RCD Mallorca in Spain, as a central defender.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 129 games and two goals over the course of five seasons, representing Salgueiros, Gil Vicente and Braga. He spent most of his career however, with Mallorca in Spain, signing in 2006 and appearing in more than 250 official matches in eight La Liga campaigns.

Football career[edit]

Born in Castelo de Paiva, Aveiro, Nunes began his professional career with modest clubs in the second and third divisions, and made his top flight debuts in 2001–02, with soon-to-be-extinct Sport Comércio e Salgueiros.

After two solid seasons with Gil Vicente FC, he signed with fellow first-divisioner Sporting Clube de Braga in July 2004, moving in January 2006 to Spain's La Liga with RCD Mallorca.[1] Nunes made his debut for his new team on the 29th, starting in a 0–3 home loss to FC Barcelona[2] and adding four league goals in his first full campaign with the Balearic Islands side.

An undisputed starter from his arrival – he was also awarded club captaincy early on[3][4]– Nunes continued to figure prominently in 2009–10, as Mallorca won its first ten home league games of the campaign, with the player scoring twice, although one of those was an away fixture, a 2–4 defeat at Barcelona;[5] eventually he netted four goals in 33 matches, helping the team to a fifth-place finish (fourth until the last minute of the last round).

In mid-August 2011 Nunes suffered a serious knee injury during a friendly with S.S.C. Napoli, initially being sidelined for seven months[6] but recovering in less than four.[7] He still contributed with two goals[8][9] in 14 appearances during the season, to help Mallorca finish eighth.


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