José Semedo (footballer, born 1985)

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Not to be confused with José Orlando Semedo.
José Semedo
Personal information
Full name José Vítor Moreira Semedo
Date of birth (1985-01-11) 11 January 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Setúbal, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sheffield Wednesday
Number 6
Youth career
1998–2004 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Sporting CP 0 (0)
2004–2005 Casa Pia (loan) 33 (3)
2005–2006 Feirense (loan) 18 (0)
2006–2007 Cagliari (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2011 Charlton Athletic 135 (2)
2011– Sheffield Wednesday 97 (1)
National team
2001–2002 Portugal U17 11 (0)
2002–2003 Portugal U18 6 (0)
2003–2004 Portugal U19 7 (0)
2004–2005 Portugal U20 3 (0)
2005–2007 Portugal U21 13 (1)
2006 Portugal B 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23rd August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

José Vítor Moreira Semedo (born 11 January 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sheffield Wednesday in England, primarily as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Another product of Sporting Clube de Portugal's prolific youth system, Semedo was born in Setúbal and made his professional debuts with modest Casa Pia AC, in the Lisbon area.[1] In the 2005–06 season he served another loan stint, now with C.D. Feirense in the second division.[2]

For the 2006–07 campaign Semedo was loaned again, moving to Serie A's Cagliari Calcio.[3] He made his club debut in the Italian Cup, but would only appear three times in the league, the first as a late substitute in a 1–3 away loss against A.C. Milan on 21 April 2007; he was sent off in his last match, a 1–2 defeat at Ascoli Calcio 1898, with the Sardinians barely avoiding relegation.

In 2007, Semedo signed a four-year deal with Charlton Athletic on a free transfer.[4] Although touted as a central defender when he signed, he played mainly as a defensive midfielder for the Football League Championship club, and scored his first goal for the side in a 4–0 win over Tranmere Rovers on 29 August 2009, with Charlton now in League One.[5]

In May 2011 Semedo was crowned Charlton's Player of the Year, picking up 43% of the votes in what was the club's worst season for a number of decades.[6] However, manager Chris Powell could not offer him assurances that he would be a key member in the following season, as he aimed to create a more fluid midfield, and so, on 7 July, the player moved to another club in the English third-tier, Sheffield Wednesday, again as a free agent.[7]

In his first season with the Owls, which ended in promotion to the Championship after finishing second behind Charlton Athletic, Semedo was voted Player of the Year and League One PFA Fans' Player of the Year.[8]

On 10 July, it was announced that Semedo had signed a new contract extension with the Owls. [9]

International career[edit]

Semedo represented the Portuguese under-21 team during the 2006 UEFA European Championship. In the only match he played he was sent off due to an aggressive foul, and the country lost against Serbia and Montenegro and failed to qualify from its group.[10]

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday

Individual[edit]

Charlton Athletic
  • Player of The Year 2010–11
Sheffield Wednesday
  • Player of The Year 2011–12
  • League One PFA Fans' Player of The Year 2011–12[8]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 6 January 2014[11][12]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting 2004–05 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Casa Pia 2004–05 Segunda Divisão B 33 3 1 0 0 0 34 3
Total 33 3 1 0 0 0 34 3
Feirense 2005–06 Segunda Liga 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Total 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Cagliari 2006–07 Serie A 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Total 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Charlton Athletic 2007–08 Championship 37 0 0 0 2 0 39 0
2008–09 Championship 18 0 1 0 1 0 20 0
2009–10 League One 38 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 42 1
2010–11 League One 42 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 49 1
Total 135 2 5 0 4 0 6 0 150 2
Sheffield Wednesday 2011–12 League One 46 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 51 1
2012–13 Championship 26 0 2 0 3 0 31 0
2013–14 Championship 18 0 2 0 0 0 20 0
Total 90 1 8 0 3 0 1 0 102 1
Career total 277 6 15 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 306 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Semedo cedido ao Casa Pia" [Semedo loaned to Casa Pia] (in Portuguese). Record. 19 July 2004. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Semedo prefere equipa da Liga" [Semedo prefers Liga team] (in Portuguese). Record. 5 January 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Josè Vitor Moreira Semedo è del Cagliari" [Josè Vitor Moreira Semedo is a Cagliari player] (in Italian). Cagliari's official website. 14 July 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Charlton sign Portuguese defender". BBC Sport. 25 June 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Tranmere 0–4 Charlton". BBC Sport. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Semedo crowned player of the year". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2 May 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Owls complete Semedo swoop". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Owls ace wins PFA award". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Jose Semedo signs contract extension with the Owls". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 10 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ivanović caps Portugal misery". UEFA.com. 25 May 2006. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Semedo". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  12. ^ José Semedo career stats at Soccerbase

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