Jorge Gonçalves Tavares

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Jorge Tavares
Personal information
Full name Jorge Gonçalves Tavares
Date of birth 21 January 1905
Place of birth Portugal
Date of death Deceased
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924–1932 Benfica 93 (37)
National team
1926–1929 Portugal 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jorge Gonçalves Tavares (21 January 1905 – deceased) was a Portuguese footballer who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Tavares joined S.L. Benfica at the age of 19. He made his official debut on 19 October 1924, against C.F. Os Belenenses.[1][2]

Used mainly as a centre forward, Tavares was consistently was one of the Lisbon team's top scorers, ranking first in the 1924–25 and 1925–26 seasons.[3] He helped the club conquer its first national titles, the 1930 and 1931 Campeonato de Portugal, and retired on 26 January 1932 at the age of 27.[2]

International career[edit]

Tavares gained three caps for Portugal in nearly three years, his first coming on 18 April 1926 in a 2–4 friendly loss to France. He was an unused squad member at the 1928 Football Olympic tournament.




  1. ^ Tovar 2012, p. 720.
  2. ^ a b "Jorge Tavares" (in Portuguese). Ser Benfiquista. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Tovar 2012, p. 85-119.

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