João Coimbra

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João Coimbra
Personal information
Full name João Carlos Amaral Marques Coimbra
Date of birth (1986-05-24) 24 May 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Santa Comba Dão, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
União Leiria
Youth career
1995–1996 Amora
1996–2005 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Benfica B 26 (1)
2006–2008 Benfica 13 (0)
2007–2008 Nacional (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2009 Marítimo 0 (0)
2008–2009 Gil Vicente (loan) 15 (0)
2009–2014 Estoril 90 (3)
2014–2015 Académico Viseu 19 (0)
2015 Rapid București 12 (0)
2015 Kerala Blasters 11 (1)
2016– União Leiria 6 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Portugal U16 10 (0)
2002–2003 Portugal U17 18 (0)
2004 Portugal U18 5 (0)
2004–2005 Portugal U19 7 (0)
2005–2006 Portugal U20 14 (0)
2007 Portugal U21 4 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2016.


João Carlos Amaral Marques Coimbra (born 24 May 1986) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for U.D. Leiria as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Coimbra was born in Santa Comba Dão, Viseu District. A product of S.L. Benfica's youth system, he appeared in 13 Primeira Liga games with the first team over the course of two seasons, after which he was loaned to Madeira's C.D. Nacional, also in the top division, for the 2007–08 campaign.

In July 2008, Coimbra was definitely sold by Benfica, joining C.S. Marítimo.[1] Upon arriving he was immediately loaned to second level club Gil Vicente FC, in a season-long move.

After this, Coimbra returned to Marítimo but was immediately released, moving to another side in division two, G.D. Estoril Praia.[2] He contributed with 26 matches (all starts) and two goals in his third year, as his team returned to the top tier after an absence of seven years.

After leaving Estoril in 2014, Coimbra represented in quick succession Académico de Viseu FC and FC Rapid București, the latter from Romania. On 3 August 2015, he signed for Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters FC.[3]

In the 2016 summer, Coimbra returned to Portugal signing a one-year deal with U.D. Leiria.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Coimbra studied medicine at the University of Lisbon.[5]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played on 3 December 2015.
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Benfica 2005–06[6] Primeira Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07[6] Primeira Liga 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Total 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Nacional (loan) 2007–08[6] Primeira Liga 8 0 2 0 10 0
Gil Vicente (loan) 2008–09[6] Segunda Liga 14 0 1 0 15 0
Estoril 2009–10[6] Segunda Liga 21 0 6 0 27 0
2010–11[6] Segunda Liga 28 1 10 0 38 1
2011–12[6] Segunda Liga 26 2 8 1 34 3
2012–13[6] Primeira Liga 14 0 4 0 18 0
2013–14[6] Primeira Liga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 90 3 28 1 118 4
Académico Viseu 2014–15[6] Segunda Liga 19 0 5 1 24 1
Rapid București 2014–15[7] Liga I 12 0 0 0 12 0
Kerala Blasters 2015[7] Indian Super League 11 1 11 1
Career total 167 4 37 1 0 0 204 5

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Estoril

Country[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marítimo bring in Benfica trio; UEFA.com, 16 July 2008
  2. ^ João Coimbra garantido (João Coimbra confirmed); Record, 30 August 2009 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ "Kerala Blasters sign former Benfica midfielder Joao Coimbra". Goal.com. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bem-Vindo João Coimbra" [Welcome João Coimbra] (in Portuguese). Leiria's official website. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  5. ^ João Coimbra, o médico da Luz (João Coimbra, Luz's doctor); Diário de Notícias, 9 June 2007 (Portuguese)
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "João Coimbra". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "João Coimbra". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 

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