João Paulo Brito
|Full name||João Paulo Candeias Brito|
|Date of birth||5 June 1974|
|Place of birth||Olhão, Portugal|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1989–1990||Faro e Benfica|
|1993–1994||Beira-Mar Monte Gordo|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Brito experienced his best period in his country while at C.F. Os Belenenses: although not an undisputed starter he was an important attacking unit, appearing in more than 100 matches in the league alone (the Lisbon team spent the 1998–99 season in the second level). After four years he moved to another side in the capital, C.F. Estrela da Amadora, going scoreless in 20 matches as they finished fourth and narrowly missed out on promotion from division two.
In the following years, Brito all but played abroad, beginning in Bulgaria with PFC CSKA Sofia for which he appeared regularly, also acquiring Bulgarian citizenship. He also represented lowly Kastoria F.C. in Greece – after a few months at Vitória de Setúbal without one single official appearance – and SSV Jahn Regensburg in Germany, before retiring as a professional in 2007 at the age of 33.
- Kasaliyski, Hristo (15 April 2004). "Брито: искам да остана в ЦСКА. Тук съм щастлив, чакам да ми предложат договор, признава португалецът" [Brito: I want to stay in CSKA. Here I am happy, waiting to be offered a contract, admits the Portuguese] (in Bulgarian). Sofia, Bulgaria: 7 Sport. Retrieved 1 September 2015.