Manuel José Vieira

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Manuel José
Personal information
Full name Manuel José Azevedo Vieira
Date of birth (1981-02-04) 4 February 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Paços Ferreira
Number 81
Youth career
1989–1991 Ermesinde
1991–1992 Candal
1992–1999 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Porto B 88 (23)
2002–2005 Porto 0 (0)
2002 União Lamas (loan) 12 (4)
2003 Académica (loan) 15 (1)
2003 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 3 (1)
2004–2005 Vitória Setúbal (loan) 44 (7)
2005–2006 Boavista 33 (3)
2006–2009 CFR Cluj 56 (1)
2009– Paços Ferreira 115 (17)
National team
2001–2002 Portugal U20 14 (3)
2002–2003 Portugal U21 6 (0)
* 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.

Football career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

Honours[edit]

Porto
Vitória Setúbal
Cluj

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Paula signs out at Real Sociedad; UEFA.com, 9 June 2006
  2. ^ Manuel José rescinds contract with Cluj; PortuGOAL, 5 February 2009

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