Artur Jorge (footballer)
|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.
Artur Jorge Braga Melo Teixeira (born 13 February 1946), commonly known as Artur Jorge, is a Portuguese retired footballer and current manager.
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 in Belenenses, in the 1977–78 season, due to a serious injury. 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, after his transfer to S.L. Benfica. During his career as a player, he won four Portuguese Football Championships, two Portuguese Football Cups, and two silver boots, the prize for 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. His career would ultimately come to an end as the result of a training ground accident at the Estádio Nacional, where he broke his leg.
Despite having been one of the top scorers at Benfica during his time there, the concurrence of other great forwards, such as Eusébio, Rui Jordão, and Nené, explain why he had only 16 caps for the Portuguese national team, earning two caps at Académica de Coimbra, 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 game was on 30 March 1977, which resulted in a 1–0 win over Switzerland, in another friendly match, this time 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, he 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 FC Porto for the 1984–85 season, where he won three national champion titles and two Cups of Portugal. 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 Artur). 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.
He 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, Tenerife, CSKA Moscow, and the Portuguese 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 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. Jorge managed French second division team Créteil in 2006–07.
- Primeira Liga (3): 1984–85, 1985–86, 1989–90
- Taça de Portugal (1): 1990–91
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (3): 1984, 1986, 1990
- Ligue 1 (1): 1994
- Coupe de France (1): 1993
- Saudi Premier League (1): 2002
- UEFA Champions League (1): 1987
- Russian Super Cup (1): 2004
- Asian Cup Winners' Cup (1): 2002
- "NASL Player Profile – Artur Jorge". Retrieved 14 September 2012.
- White, Clive (8 June 1996). "Football: Swiss knives out for King Jorge". The Independent (London). Retrieved 25 April 2010.
- Etonge, Martin (10 January 2005). "Cameroon name new coach". BBC News. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
|Awards and achievements|
|European Cup Winning Coach