Jorge Mendonça

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Jorge Mendonça
Personal information
Full name Jorge Pinto Mendonça
Date of birth (1954-06-06)June 6, 1954
Place of birth Silva Jardim, Brazil
Date of death February 17, 2006(2006-02-17) (aged 51)
Place of death Campinas, Brazil
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1973 Bangu
1973–1976 Náutico 46 (24)
1976–1980 Palmeiras 56 (30)
1980 Vasco da Gama 16 (8)
1980–1982 Guarani 20 (13)
1983–1985;1989 Ponte Preta 28 (8)
1985–1986 Cruzeiro
1986 Rio Branco-ES 10 (1)
1987–1989 Colorado-PR
1989–1991 Paulista
National team
Brazil 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jorge Pinto Mendonça (June 6, 1954 – February 17, 2006) was a famous Brazilian footballer during the 1970s and 1980s, playing in a striker role.


Born in Silva Jardim, he scored 417 goals during his career (1972–1991). With Brazilian team he played 6 official games without scoring any goals (he was Zico reserve in 1978 FIFA World Cup). He won the São Paulo State Championship in 1976 and was the top goalscorer in the same tournament in 1981 - 38 goals by Guarani. After he retired he suffered of financial, healthy and familiar problems. However, in his last years, he directed a childcare project of Guarani. He died at 51 years old from a heart attack in Campinas.