Jorge Alberto Mendonça

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Jorge Mendonça
Personal information
Full name Jorge Alberto Mendonça Paulino
Date of birth (1938-09-19) 19 September 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1955–1956 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1958 Braga 24 (15)
1958 Deportivo La Coruña 5 (1)
1958–1967 Atlético Madrid 167 (59)
1967–1969 Barcelona 33 (9)
1969–1970 Mallorca 5 (1)
Total 234 (85)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jorge Alberto Mendonça Paulino (born 19 September 1938), known as Mendonça, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker.

Having spent the vast majority of his career in Spain, he amassed La Liga totals of 205 games and 70 goals over the course of 12 seasons, almost all with Atlético Madrid, with which he won five major titles.

Football career[edit]

Born in Luanda, Portuguese Angola, Mendonça started his career with S.C. Braga. In early 1958 the 19-year-old moved to Spain where he would remain for the rest of his playing days, representing Deportivo de La Coruña for a couple of months then signing for Atlético Madrid. He made his debut for the latter on 14 September in a 2–0 home win against Real Oviedo, scoring the closer in the game;[1] three days later he was one four players netting braces in an 8–0 trouncing of Drumcondra F.C. for the season's European Cup.[2][3]

During his nine-year spell at the Vicente Calderón Stadium, Mendonça would never appear in more than 25 La Liga matches, but was a solid attacking contributor as the Colchoneros won three Copa del Rey trophies and the 1962 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, with the player scoring in the final's replay, a 3–0 triumph over ACF Fiorentina.[4] He left with official totals of 235 games and 91 goals,[3] retiring in June 1970 after unassuming top flight spells with FC Barcelona (two seasons) and RCD Mallorca (one, team relegation).


Atlético Madrid


  1. ^ At. Madrid, 2 – Oviedo, 0; Mundo Deportivo, 15 September 1958 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ At. Madrid, 8 – Drumcondra, 0; Mundo Deportivo, 18 September 1958 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ a b Técnica y magia angoleña (Skills and magic from Angola); Mundo Deportivo, 22 December 2004 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Atlético cumple medio siglo como campeón de Europa (Atlético celebrates half century as European champion); ABC, 5 September 2012 (in Spanish)

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