Jaime Miguel Linares

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Jaime Linares
Personal information
Full name Jaime Miguel Linares
Date of birth (1982-05-21) 21 May 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Vila Real, Portugal
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 21
Youth career
1992–1996 Diogo Cão
1996–1998 Vila Real
1998–2001 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Gondomar 8 (0)
2002 Olhanense 7 (0)
2002–2003 Leça 31 (0)
2003–2004 Lusitânia 30 (2)
2004–2005 Ovarense 28 (0)
2005–2006 Dragões Sandinenses 24 (1)
2006–2007 Ribeira Brava 26 (0)
2007–2010 Bordj Bou Arréridj 77 (3)
2011–2015 Progresso 62 (2)
2016– Libolo 20 (1)
National team
2012– Angola 3 (0)
* 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

Jaime Miguel Linares (born 21 May 1982) is an Angolan footballer who plays for C.R.D. Libolo as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

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.[1]

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.

International career[edit]

Linares was part of the Angolan squad at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Angola await Rafael clearance". BBC Sport. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Burkina Faso 1–2 Angola". BBC Sport. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 

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