Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes

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Paulo Jorge
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Personal information
Full name Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes
Date of birth (1980-06-16) 16 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Doxa
Number 3
Youth career
1992–1999 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Braga B 93 (11)
2002–2009 Braga 135 (9)
2009–2012 APOEL 46 (4)
2012–2014 Anorthosis 45 (2)
2014– Doxa 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 22 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes (born 16 June 1980), known as Paulo Jorge, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club Doxa Katokopias F.C. as a central defender.

He played until the age of 29 with Braga, appearing in 166 official games over the course of seven Primeira Liga seasons. Subsequently, he competed in Cyprus.

Football career[edit]

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;[1] 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.[2] 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.

On 13 May 2012 Paulo Jorge signed a two-year contract with another team in the country, Anorthosis Famagusta FC.[3]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 16 February 2015[4][5]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Braga 2002–03 Primeira Liga 24 1 2 0 26 1
2003–04 Primeira Liga 26 1 1 0 27 1
2004–05 Primeira Liga 13 1 1 1 2 0 16 2
2005–06 Primeira Liga 20 1 2 0 2 0 24 1
2006–07 Primeira Liga 24 5 3 0 9 2 36 7
2007–08 Primeira Liga 27 0 1 0 1 0 7 0 36 0
2008–09 Primeira Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 135 9 10 1 1 0 20 2 166 12
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
Total 46 4 1 0 25 1 1 0 73 5
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
Total 45 2 5 0 6 0 56 2
Doxa 2014–15 Cypriot First Division 12 1 0 0 12 0
Career total 232 16 16 1 1 0 51 3 1 0 301 20

Honours[edit]

APOEL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Braga press on without Paulo Jorge; UEFA.com, 11 September 2008
  2. ^ "Ανακοίνωση – Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes" (in Greek). APOEL FC. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Κύριος" ο Πάολο Ζόρζε (in Greek). Anorthosis FC. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Paulo Jorge". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Paulo Jorge". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

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