Manuel José Vieira
|Full name||Manuel José Azevedo Vieira|
|Date of birth||4 February 1981|
|Place of birth||Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|2002||→ União Lamas (loan)||12||(4)|
|2003||→ Académica (loan)||15||(1)|
|2003||→ Vitória Guimarães (loan)||3||(1)|
|2004–2005||→ Vitória Setúbal (loan)||44||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Manuel José Azevedo Vieira (born 4 February 1981), known as Manuel José, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for F.C. Paços de Ferreira in the Portuguese first division. Mainly a right midfielder, he can also play as an attacking right back.
Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, José unsuccessfully graduated from F.C. Porto's academy, going on to serve a number of loans in almost four year before being released in June 2005. He made his first division debuts with Académica de Coimbra, where he played from January–June 2003.
After a solid season with Porto's neighbours Boavista FC, José joined Romania's CFR Cluj Portuguese contingent in June 2006, for €300,000. During his first year in Liga I he was a first-team regular and the team player with the most assists, accumulating eleven decisive passes; however, with the arrival of Ioan Andone as head coach during the summer of 2007, he lost his place in the starting eleven and failed to regain that position.
On 5 February 2009, José terminated the contract that bound him with Cluj. In July he returned to Portugal, signing with F.C. Paços de Ferreira; he scored a career-best eight goals in the 2012–13 campaign – in only 19 starts – being essential as his team finished third and qualified to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history.
- Vitória Setúbal
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- RomanianSoccer profile and stats
- Soccerway profile