Rui Jorge de Sousa Dias Macedo de Oliveira
Date of birth
27 March 1973
Place of birth
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Portugal U21 (coach)
Rio Ave (loan) 31
Sporting CP 192
Portugal U21 17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Rui Jorge de Sousa Dias Macedo de Oliveira (born 27 March 1973), known as Rui Jorge, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a left back, and a current coach.
During a 15-year professional career he spent 14 seasons in
Primeira Liga, mainly in representation of Porto and Sporting, playing 292 games and scoring seven goals in the competition.
Rui Jorge appeared with
Portugal at the 2002 World Cup and two European Championships.
Club career [ edit ]
Rui Jorge was born in
Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District. Having emerged through local and national giants F.C. Porto, he made his professional debuts with Rio Ave F.C. in the second division, returning to his first club in 1992 after one season. Never an undisputed starter with Porto (only appearing in more than 20 games twice during his six-year spell) he did help the northern side to five national championships and three domestic cups.
In July 1998 Jorge signed with
Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he would remain for the following seven years, being first-choice during most of his stint and adding two more leagues to his trophy cabinet, with the double being conquered in 2002. In the 2005–06 campaign he played with another Lisbon team, C.F. Os Belenenses, subsequently retiring from the game – aged 33, with more than 400 official appearances – and joining his final club's youth coaching staff.
In May 2009 Rui Jorge was appointed Belenenses' head coach for the final two matches of
the season, taking over Jaime Pacheco after a 0–5 home loss against S.C. Braga, with the club eventually ranking second from bottom (being later reinstated). At the end of the campaign, he returned to the youth ranks.
International career [ edit ]
Rui Jorge played for the
Portuguese under-21 side which lost the 1994 UEFA European Championship final to Italy (1–2) and the Olympic team who finished fourth at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He also had 45 [1 ] caps at full level, two for Porto and 43 for Sporting. His first game was a 0–0 draw with Norway on 20 April 1994, in a friendly match, and he represented his country at UEFA Euro 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2004.
In the 2010 summer Jorge replaced
Oceano at the helm of the Portuguese under-21s. He led the country to the 2015 European Championships in the Czech Republic, after ten wins in as many matches in the qualifying phase. [2 ]
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