Jaime Miguel Linares
|Full name||Jaime Miguel Linares|
|Date of birth||21 May 1982|
|Place of birth||Vila Real, Portugal|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2007–2010||Bordj Bou Arréridj||77||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2014
Born in Vila Real, Portugal to Angolan parents, Linares started playing football for Associação Desportiva e Cultural Escola Diogo Cão, joining SC Vila Real at the age of 14 and finishing his formation with Boavista FC. He made his senior debuts with another northern club, Gondomar S.C. in the third division, finishing the campaign with fellow league team S.C. Olhanense.
In the following four seasons, Linares continued to play in the third level, but also competed in division two with Leça F.C. and A.D. Ovarense. On early morning 16 May 2005 he was involved in a traffic accident with four other players, most notably José Bosingwa and Nélson Marcos, but suffered only minor injuries.
Linares then played in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 with CA Bordj Bou Arréridj, spending three seasons with the side. Subsequently, he returned to the land of his ancestors and signed for Progresso Associação do Sambizanga.
Linares was part of the Angolan squad at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. There, on 22 January, at the age of almost 30, he made his international debut, playing the last seconds of the 2–1 group stage win against Burkina Faso.
- "Bosingwa e mais quatro futebolistas envolvem-se em aparatoso acidente" [Bosingwa and four other footballers involved in spectacular accident]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 May 2005. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- "Angola await Rafael clearance". BBC Sport. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
- "Burkina Faso 1–2 Angola". BBC Sport. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2017.