Andrade in action for Deportivo in 2007
|Full name||Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade|
|Date of birth||9 April 1978|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2002–2007||Deportivo La Coruña||123||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade, OIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾʒ(ɨ) ɐ̃ˈdɾad(ɨ)]; born 9 April 1978) is a former Portuguese footballer who played as a central defender, and the current manager of Clube Oriental de Lisboa.
After playing two years with Porto he went on to represent Deportivo (which would be his main club – 169 official appearances in five seasons) and Juventus, appearing rarely for the latter due to injury.
Early years / Porto
He immediately caught the eye, and after that was on the move north to FC Porto, being the team's most used player in the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League by playing 12 times as it reached the second group phase in the competition.
After Portugal’s unsuccessful 2002 World Cup campaign, Andrade was acquired by Spain's Deportivo de La Coruña, in a move that cost the Galician side €12 million with the possibility of being increased to €13M (goalkeeper Nuno Espírito Santo was also part of the deal, for €3M). He appeared in only 11 La Liga games in his debut season, barred by César Martín and Noureddine Naybet, but was an undisputed first-choice when healthy in the following years.
On 21 April 2004, during a Champions League semi-finals match against former team Porto, Andrade was sent off by Markus Merk for a kick on Deco. The gesture was of a friendly nature, but the referee was eluded by it, and immediately gave the defender his marching orders. He was forced to serve a one-match ban.
Andrade signed for Juventus F.C. in the 2007 summer, for approximately €10 million. In a Serie A match against A.S. Roma on 23 September, he badly broke his left kneecap and missed the rest of the 2007–08 season.
"On 9 July 2008, during a training session at Pinzolo, the player Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade was the victim of another serious injury to his left knee (relapse of the fracture of the rotula) operated twice in the past season. A new osteosynthesis operation was thus needed, with the post-surgery prognosis being a number of months. Given the impossibility for the player to recover to play professionally, the company has proceeded to fully write down the residual book value of the player's registration rights with a negative effect on the 2007–08 financial year for €6.8 million."
That was the third in a year and the fourth left knee surgery Andrade had in his career. The Turin-based club wrote off his salary as well as part of the transfer fee for the fiscal year, though Andrade stated he hoped to return playing at the highest level.
On 8 April 2009, Juventus and Andrade reached an agreement and the player's remaining contract was cancelled, leaving him free to find another club. After being released he went on trial to Málaga CF, but was not offered a deal eventually. In early February 2010, he underwent a trial with Toronto FC in Canada.
Andrade made his debut for Portugal in April 2001, and was part of the nation's squads at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004, eventually scoring three goals in 51 games. In the latter competition, played on home soil, he also put one in his own net in a 2–1 win against the Netherlands in the semifinals.
Andrade, along with fellow Portuguese internationals Miguel, Nani and Nélson, is a descendant from the Cape Verde islands, previously a Portuguese colony. He visited his homeland in 2006, and did some work with grassroots football during his stay.
|Estrela da Amadora||1997–98||5||1||1||0||—||6||1|
|Deportivo de La Coruña||2002–03||11||0||6||0||4||0||1||0||22||0|
- "Venda do passe do jogador Jorge Andrade" [Player Jorge Andrade's pass sold] (PDF) (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 22 July 2002. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
- UEFA Champions League – Porto denied by ten-man Depor
- Incident with Deco at Youtube
- Jorge Andrade's ban stands
- Juventus joy for Jorge Andrade
- Andrade season may be over
- Andrade relapse jolts Juventus
- Board of directors approves figures for the fourth quarter 2007–08
- Official: Juventus terminate Jorge Andrade contract
- Malaga reject Jorge Andrade stay
- Canada camp report
- Maniche has final say against Oranje; UEFA.com, 1 July 2004
- "Jorge Andrade". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- "Jorge Andrade". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
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