João Paulo Andrade
|Full name||João Paulo Andrade|
|Date of birth||6 June 1981|
|Place of birth||Leiria, Portugal|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2000–2001||→ União Tomar (loan)|
|2003||→ Sporting CP (loan)||6||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Rapid Bucureşti (loan)||26||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:24, 6 May 2016 (UTC).
A product of U.D. Leiria's youth ranks, João Paulo was loaned to modest U.F.C.I. Tomar for the 2000–01 season, re-joining Leiria in the following campaign, being coached by a young José Mourinho and quickly becoming an important first-team member, while also being called by the Portuguese under-21 side. In January 2003, having already gained the captain's armband, he was loaned to Sporting Clube de Portugal, but appeared sparingly for the Lions.
After having performed solidly during the last two seasons, João Paulo was tipped to be transferred to one of the Primeira Liga greats and, in June 2006, FC Porto agreed his transfer. However, in preseason, he suffered a major knee injury that kept him out of action for several months, and went on to only serve as third or fourth option at the northerners; on two rare starts, he netted in a 3–0 win at former club Leiria and was sent off in the 2008 domestic cup final, lost against Sporting.
In August 2008 João Paulo, alongside teammate Pitbull, was loaned to Romania's FC Rapid Bucureşti, joining compatriot José Peseiro whom signed as manager. In the same month of the following year he moved countries again, signing a three-year deal with Le Mans UC 72 in France for about €1,5 million: he began the season as a starter, but eventually lost his importance after the sacking of compatriot Paulo Duarte, going on to suffer Ligue 1 relegation.
João Paulo returned to Portugal for 2010–11, joining Vitória SC. On 3 April 2011 he scored his first goal for the Guimarães-based team, netting a last-minute equalizer against former side Sporting in a 1–1 home draw.
- As of 24 September 2015
|União Leiria||1999–2000||Primeira Liga||0||0||1||0||—||1||0|
|Sporting (loan)||2002–03||Primeira Liga||6||0||1||0||—||7||0|
|Rapid Bucureşti (loan)||2008–09||Liga I||25||3||0||0||1[a]||0||26||3|
|Le Mans||2009–10||Ligue 1||23||0||3||1||—||26||1|
|Vitória Guimarães||2010–11||Primeira Liga||22||1||6||1||—||28||2|
|Omonia||2012–13||Cypriot First Division||22||2||5||0||0||0||27||2|
|2013–14||Cypriot First Division||21||4||3||0||2[a]||1||26||5|
|Apollon Limassol||2014–15||Cypriot First Division||19||3||1||0||6[a]||0||26||3|
|AEL Limassol||2015–16||Cypriot First Division||3||0||0||0||—||3||0|
- Cypriot Super Cup: 2012
- False start for Porto's João Paulo; UEFA.com, 7 August 2006
- Sporting triumph denies Porto double; UEFA.com, 18 May 2008
- Guimaraes land Joao Paulo Archived 9 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.; PortuGOAL, 12 August 2010
- João Paulo, ex-FC Porto, é reforço do Marinhense (João Paulo, formerly of FC Porto, is a Marinhense addition); Zerozero, 2 March 2017 (in Portuguese)
- João Paulo – FIFA competition record
- "João Paulo". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "João Paulo". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 April 2015.