Artur Jorge (footballer)
Artur Jorge (second from the left) in 1972
|Full name||Artur Jorge Braga de Melo Teixeira|
|Date of birth||13 February 1946|
|Place of birth||Porto, Portugal|
|1977||→ Rochester Lancers (loan)||7||(2)|
|1980–1981||Vitória de Guimarães|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
As a junior player, he started at the junior team of FC Porto. As professional player, he played for Académica de Coimbra and Benfica, before ending his career at Belenenses in the 1977–78 season, due to a serious injury suffered at a training session in the Estádio Nacional where he broke a leg. During his player days in Coimbra, Jorge was a student at the Faculty of Literature of the University of Coimbra, graduating in Germanic Philology from the University of Lisbon in 1975 during his time at Benfica. As a player, he won four Portuguese league championships, two Taça de Portugal cups and two silver boots for being the best goalscorer. He underwent knee surgery five times during his career, this is attributed as one of the causes of his declining abilities at the end of the career.
Despite having been one of the top scorers at Benfica, the concurrence of other great forwards such as Eusébio, Rui Jordão and Nené largely limited Artur Jorge to only 16 caps for Portugal, earning two caps while at Académica, 13 at Benfica and one while playing for Belenenses, scoring only one goal during his international career. His debut, on 27 March 1967, was a 1–1 draw with Italy, in a friendly match, in Rome. His last match was on 30 March 1977, a 1–0 win over Switzerland in another friendly match, in Funchal, Madeira. He was a member of the squad that reached the Brazil Independence Cup final, in 1972, the highest point of his international career.
|1||29 March 1972||Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal||Cyprus||3–0||4–0||1974 World Cup qualification|
After his player career, Artur Jorge went to Leipzig, East Germany, to study football and training methodology. He started his managerial career working with Vitória de Guimarães, moving on to Belenenses, Portimonense and then signing with Porto for the 1984–85 season, where he won three national champion titles and two Taça de Portugal titles. His greatest success was to win the European Cup with Porto over favourites Bayern Munich 2–1. Jorge is known since then as "Rei Artur" ("King Arthur"). He moved to Racing Paris the next season, and returned to Porto in 1989–90. He then moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 1991–92, where he won the national championship in 1993–94.
Artur Jorge moved to Benfica in 1994–95, finishing third with his team, and was replaced at the beginning of the following season. Since then, he has been coach of several other clubs – Académica de Coimbra, Vitesse Arnhem, Tenerife, CSKA Moscow and the Portugal national team, first still as Porto coach for 1989–90 and 1990–91, later for the 1996–97 seasons, Switzerland, and since 2004, Cameroon. He failed to lead his team to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He managed Saudi club Al-Nasr for only two cup matches and was sacked following a 4–1 defeat by lowly club Al-Faisaly. He then managed French second division team Créteil in 2006–07.
- Primeira Liga: 1984–85, 1985–86, 1989–90
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1984, 1986, 1990
- Taça de Portugal: 1990–91
- European Cup: 1987
- Russian Super Cup: 2004
- European Coach of the Season: 1986–87
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