Paulo Alves

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For the Angolan footballer, see Paulo António Alves.
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Martins and the second or paternal family name is Alves.
Paulo Alves
Personal information
Full name Paulo Lourenço Martins Alves
Date of birth (1969-12-10) 10 December 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth Vila Real, Portugal
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
Abambres
1985–1986 Vila Real
1986–1988 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Gil Vicente 68 (17)
1991–1992 Tirsense 33 (8)
1992–1993 Marítimo 23 (4)
1993 Braga 4 (0)
1993–1995 Marítimo 50 (17)
1995–1998 Sporting CP 68 (22)
1997–1998 West Ham (loan) 4 (0)
1998–1999 Bastia 19 (3)
1999–2001 União Leiria 46 (8)
2001–2005 Gil Vicente 87 (26)
National team
1989 Portugal U20 4 (1)
1989–1991 Portugal U21 9 (6)
1994–1996 Portugal 14 (7)
Teams managed
2005–2008 Gil Vicente
2008–2009 União Leiria
2009 Vizela
2009–2010 Portugal U20
2010–2013 Gil Vicente
2013–2014 Olhanense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Lourenço Martins Alves (born 10 December 1969) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a centre forward, and a current coach.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 301 games and 78 goals over the course of 13 seasons, mainly with Gil Vicente (five years). He also represented in the competition C.S. Marítimo, Sporting (three apiece) União de Leiria (two) and Braga.

Alves started coaching in 2005 and went on to be in charge of several clubs, including Gil.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Vila Real, Alves moved from local club to F.C. Porto's youth ranks at 17, but had no success there, moving to Gil Vicente F.C. as a member of which he helped Portugal win the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia – in the group stage opener against Czechoslovakia, he scored a last minute header (his strongest asset) for the game's only goal.[1] Later in his career he also managed 14 full caps, scoring seven times, all during the UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying stage and friendlies within that period.

After spells with F.C. Tirsense, C.S. Marítimo (twice) and Sporting de Braga, Alves joined first division giants Sporting Clube de Portugal, being relatively used during his three-year stay. He also played in England with West Ham United on loan, but managed just four substitute appearances in his three-month stint; upon his return to Lisbon, he notably scored a hat-trick in a 6–3 win at S.C. Campomaiorense.

Alves then spent two seasons with União de Leiria, netting six times in 27 matches in his last to help the club to its best ever top flight finish, a fifth position. His second stint at Gil Vicente saw him finish as the club's top scorer for the 2001–02 campaign, with 11 goals in 27 games; he retired in June 2005, at the age of 35.

International goals[edit]

Paulo Alves: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 December 1994 Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisboa, Portugal  Liechtenstein 7–0 8–0 Euro 1996 qualifying
2 18 December 1994 Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisboa, Portugal  Liechtenstein 8–0 8–0 Euro 1996 qualifying
3 29 January 1995 Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada  Denmark 1–0 1–0 SkyDome Cup
4 15 August 1995 Sportpark Eschen-Mauren, Eschen, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 0–4 0–7 Euro 1996 qualifying
5 15 August 1995 Sportpark Eschen-Mauren, Eschen, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 0–5 0–7 Euro 1996 qualifying
6 15 August 1995 Sportpark Eschen-Mauren, Eschen, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 0–7 0–7 Euro 1996 qualifying
7 12 December 1995 Wembley Stadium (1923), London, England  England 1–1 1–1 Friendly

Manager career[edit]

After retiring Alves immediately took up coaching, precisely with the Barcelos outfit. In 2008 he joined another team he played for, Leiria, also in the second level.

Due to poor results in the 2008–09 season Alves was sacked by União de Leiria, but stayed in the category by moving to F.C. Vizela. In the following summer he rejoined former Sporting teammtate Oceano's coaching staff at the Portuguese U21 team, while also being charged with the under-20s; after a handful of games he resigned and returned to Gil Vicente, winning the 2011 division two championship with the subsequent promotion.

After three years, which also brought a runner-up place in the domestic league cup,[2] Alves replaced former national teammate Abel Xavier at the helm of S.C. Olhanense early into 2013–14, being sacked after less than three months in charge and with only one point won in six league games.

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Sporting
Portugal

Manager[edit]

Gil Vicente

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paulo AlvesFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "Benfica win Taça da Liga". PortuGOAL. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 19. ISBN 1-903135-50-8. 

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