Madeira at the 2011 Legends Cup
|Full name||Paulo Sérgio Braga Madeira|
|Date of birth||September 6, 1970|
|Place of birth||Luanda, Angola|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1993–1994||→ Marítimo (loan)||22||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
A youth graduate of Portuguese league giants Benfica, Madeira made his first team debuts in the 1989–90 season and, after serving a loan with fellow league outfit Club Sport Marítimo, returned for another campaign.
After excellent displays with Lisbon neighbours C.F. Os Belenenses, Madeira was bought back by Benfica, but failed to appear regularly in his second spell with his alma mater (five seasons), which included a demotion to the club's B side. He retired at almost 34 after brief stints with Fluminense Football Club and C.F. Estrela da Amadora, the latter also in the Portuguese capital, with the season ending in relegation; over the course of 13 seasons, he amassed top division (the only competition he appeared in in his country) totals of 290 games and 12 goals.
At the international level, Madeira was part of the Portuguese senior team that participated at UEFA Euro 1996, although he did not leave the bench. In total he earned 24 caps, from 1991 to 1999, and scored three goals.
|1||26 March 1999||Estádio D. Afonso Henriques (1965), Guimarães, Portugal||Azerbaijan||3–0||7–0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|2||31 March 1999||Sportpark Eschen-Mauren, Eschen, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||0–3||0–5||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|3||31 March 1999||Sportpark Eschen-Mauren, Eschen, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||0–4||0–5||Euro 2000 qualifying|