João Manuel Antunes Dias
|Full name||João Manuel Antunes Dias|
|Date of birth||23 December 1986|
|Place of birth||Braga, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
Born in Braga, Dias played youth football with local S.C. Braga as well as FC Porto. He made his senior debuts with the latter's B-team, which competed in the third division; in the summer of 2006, he signed with Italian amateurs A.C. Prato.
Dias first appeared at the professional level in 2008–09, with C.D. Santa Clara. He scored his first goal for the Azores side the following season when he contributed to a 2–1 home win against Varzim SC, and in June 2010 he joined fellow Segunda Liga club C.D. Trofense on a one-year contract.
In the summer of 2011, Dias agreed to a two-year deal at Académica de Coimbra. His maiden appearance in the Primeira Liga took place on 15 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 away success against U.D. Leiria; during his spell at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, however, he was sparingly played.
- Portugal Under-17
- "Santa Clara-Varzim, 2–1: Começar cedo a construir a vitória" [Santa Clara-Varzim, 2–1: Foundations for win built early on]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 February 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "João Dias contratado por uma época" [João Dias hired for one season] (in Portuguese). O Notícias da Trofa. 12 June 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "João Real, Marinho e João Dias são reforços da Académica" [João Real, Marinho and João Dias are aditions to Académica] (in Portuguese). Académica de Coimbra. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "João Dias assina por uma época" [João Dias signs for one season]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 25 July 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "Académica vence a Taça de Portugal (com vídeo)" [Académica win Portuguese Cup (with video)] (in Portuguese). TSF. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2017.