Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes
|Full name||Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes|
|Date of birth||16 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Braga, Portugal|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 22 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Braga, Paulo Jorge played for hometown club Sporting Clube de Braga for the vast majority of his career, which he began as a professional in the 2002–03 season. From his early first division debuts, he was awarded club captaincy.
Although a defensive player, Jorge scored five league goals in the 2006–07 campaign to help the club finish fourth, as well as two in the season's UEFA Cup, against Tottenham Hotspur and A.C. Chievo Verona. In 2008–09 he was absent for the vast majority of the games, due to several surgeries to repair a foot ailment; his return only took place on 1 May 2009 against Rio Ave FC (0–0), and it was the only match he played in the season.
On 10 June 2009 the board of APOEL F.C. announced the signing of Paulo Jorge, on a two-year deal. In his first year he won the Cypriot Super Cup and appeared in three group stage matches for the club, in its first participation in the UEFA Champions League.
On 12 May 2011, after helping APOEL win the national championship, 31-year-old Jorge renewed his contract for another year. The following season he featured in nine UEFA Champions League contests, in the side's surprising run to the quarter-finals.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|APOEL||2009–10||Cypriot First Division||13||1||0||0||—||6||0||1||0||20||1|
|2010–11||Cypriot First Division||15||2||0||0||—||5||1||—||20||3|
|2011–12||Cypriot First Division||18||1||1||0||—||14||0||—||33||1|
|Anorthosis||2012–13||Cypriot First Division||19||0||3||0||—||4||0||—||26||0|
|2013–14||Cypriot First Division||26||2||2||0||—||2||0||—||30||2|
|Doxa||2014–15||Cypriot First Division||12||1||0||0||—||—||—||12||0|
- Braga press on without Paulo Jorge; UEFA.com, 11 September 2008
- "Ανακοίνωση – Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
- "Κύριος" ο Πάολο Ζόρζε (in Greek). Anorthosis FC. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
- "Paulo Jorge". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- "Paulo Jorge". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 December 2013.