António Jesus Correia

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Jesus Correia
Personal information
Full name António Jesus Correia
Date of birth (1924-04-03)3 April 1924
Place of birth Paço de Arcos, Portugal
Date of death 30 November 2003(2003-11-30) (aged 79)
Place of death Portugal
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1953 Sporting CP 157 (126)
1955–1956 CUF 2 (1)
Total 159 (127)
National team
1947–1952 Portugal 13 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

António Jesus Correia, ComIH (3 April 1924 – 30 November 2003) was a Portuguese football and roller hockey (quad) player, competing as a forward in the former sport and amassing Primeira Liga totals of 159 games and 127 goals over the course of 11 seasons, mainly with Sporting.

Club career[edit]

Born in Paço de Arcos, Lisbon District, Jesus Correia started playing roller hockey for his local club, trying out at association football with C.F. Os Belenenses as a youth but finally signing with neighbouring Sporting Clube de Portugal. During his spell, he appeared in 208 games all competitions comprised and scored 159 goals, being part of an attacking line dubbed Cinco Violinos (Five Violins) that also included Albano, Fernando Peyroteo, José Travassos and Manuel Vasques and winning seven Primeira Liga championships and two Taça de Portugal trophies.

In the 1946–47 season, Jesus Correia netted a career-best 28 goals in only 21 games to help the Lions win the domestic league ahead of S.L. Benfica. On 5 September 1948, in a friendly with Atlético Madrid that served as re-opening for the Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid, he scored four times in a 6–3 away triumph.

Jesus Correia retired from football at the age of only 28, returning to hockey after Sporting forced him to choose between the two sports. He still came back to the former in 1955, going on to have a brief stint with G.D. CUF.[1]

International career[edit]

Jesus Correia earned 13 caps for Portugal during five years, scoring three goals. His debut came on 5 January 1947 in a 2–2 friendly draw with Switzerland, in Lisbon.

Additionally, Jesus Correia was crowned Roller Hockey World Cup champion with the Portuguese hockey team six times (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1952 and 1956).[2]


  1. ^ "O dia em que os cinco violinos marcaram 12 golos" [The day the five violins scored 12 goals] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ Paulo Curado (1 December 2003). "Morreu o último dos Violinos" [Last of the Violins is dead]. Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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