Jorge Couto

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Jorge Couto
Personal information
Full name Jorge António Pinto do Couto
Date of birth (1970-07-01) 1 July 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Feira, Portugal
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1984–1985 Argoncilhe
1985–1986 Lourosa
1986–1988 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1996 Porto 130 (11)
1988–1989 Gil Vicente (loan)
1996–2003 Boavista 157 (16)
Total 287 (27)
National team
1989 Portugal U20 4 (2)
1989–1991 Portugal U21 15 (2)
1990–1998 Portugal 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jorge António Pinto do Couto, CvIH (born 1 July 1970 in Feira, Santa Maria da Feira) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a right winger.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 287 games and 27 goals over the course of 14 seasons, representing in the competition Porto and Boavista and winning 15 major titles both clubs combined.

Football career[edit]

During his career, Couto played professionally for FC Porto, Gil Vicente FC (on loan from his alma mater) and Boavista FC. With the first club he was used regularly in his early years, mainly from the bench – shortly after having scored one of the two goals for the Portugal under-20 team in the 2–0 final win against Nigeria,[1] as the nation won the first of its two consecutive FIFA U-20 World Cups – but languished in the subsequent seasons.

With Boavista from 1996 until his retirement, Couto had his best years, helping to the side's Primeira Liga and European consolidation although he was already slowing down as the Checquereds won their only first division title in 2001, being barred by younger Martelinho but still contributing with 17 matches and three goals to the feat.

Couto won six caps at full international level, mostly while at FC Porto, the first arriving at age 20. He is not related to club and national teammate Fernando Couto.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Porto
Boavista

Country[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Riade, 25 anos: como foi e onde estão os campeões" [Riyadh, 25 anos: how did it go and where are the champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 

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