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|Full name||Joao Pereira|
|Date of birth||10 July 1977|
|Place of birth||Benguela, Angola|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2006.
Jamba is an archetype of old fashioned defending. He is mostly very reliable and consistent.
The central back is a former member of the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup. He has played in 29 straight international competitions for Angola, making him a leader on an otherwise young club. In April 2006, his performances were acknowledged when he was voted Angola’s best home-based player in a national radio poll.
His nickname, "Jamba," means "Elephant" in Umbundu, a language spoken in southern Angola.
National team statistics
|Angola national team|
- Jamba at National-Football-Teams.com
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