João Manuel Antunes Dias

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João Dias
Personal information
Full name João Manuel Antunes Dias
Date of birth (1986-12-23) 23 December 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
1998–2003 Braga
2003–2005 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Porto B 21 (0)
2006–2008 Prato 1 (0)
2008 Infesta 10 (1)
2008–2010 Santa Clara 59 (1)
2010–2011 Trofense 27 (1)
2011–2014 Académica 31 (0)
2014–2015 Boavista 22 (0)
2015–2017 Santa Clara 64 (2)
2017– Covilhã 4 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Portugal U17 20 (0)
2004 Portugal U18 5 (0)
2004–2005 Portugal U19 10 (0)
2006 Portugal U20 2 (0)
2009 Portugal U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 August 2017.

João Manuel Antunes Dias (born 23 December 1986) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for S.C. Covilhã as a right back.

Club career[edit]

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,[1] and in June 2010 he joined fellow Segunda Liga club C.D. Trofense on a one-year contract.[2]

In the summer of 2011, Dias agreed to a two-year deal at Académica de Coimbra.[3] 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.

In 2015, after one top flight campaign with Boavista FC,[4] Dias returned to both Santa Clara and the second tier.





Portugal Under-17


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "João Real, Marinho e João Dias são reforços da Académica" [João Real, Marinho and João Dias are additions to Académica] (in Portuguese). Académica de Coimbra. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "João Dias assina por uma época" [João Dias signs for one season]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 25 July 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Académica vence a Taça de Portugal (com vídeo)" [Académica win Portuguese Cup (with video)] (in Portuguese). TSF. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 

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