Alexandre Baptista

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José Alexandre da Silva Baptista (born 17 February 1941) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barreiro, Setúbal District, Baptista played his entire professional career, which spanned 11 years, with Sporting Clube de Portugal, winning six major titles whilst being first-choice in four of those. He took the pitch as the Lisbon side defeated MTK Budapest FC to conquer the 1963–64 edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[1]

Baptista retired from the game at the end of the 1970–71 season, aged just 30. He remained connected to his only club, in directorial capacities.[2]

International career[edit]

Baptista earned 11 caps for Portugal, making his debut in the Taça das Nações match against England on 4 June 1964. He participated at the 1966 FIFA World Cup finals, playing five contests for the third-placed side.[3]




See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1963/64: Sporting at the second attempt". 17 August 2001. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Alexandre Baptista" (in Portuguese). Wiki Sporting. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Alexandre BaptistaFIFA competition record

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