Jorge Soares da Silva

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Jorge Silva
Personal information
Full name Jorge Soares da Silva
Date of birth (1972-01-13) 13 January 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Lamego, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1985–1988 Lamego
1988–1991 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Rio Ave 5 (0)
1992–1993 Porto 0 (0)
1993–1995 Rio Ave 62 (0)
1995–2001 Salgueiros 121 (0)
1996 Porto (loan) 1 (0)
2001–2004 Santa Clara 79 (0)
2004–2005 Dragões Sandinenses 36 (0)
2005–2007 Paredes 35 (0)
2006 Trofense (loan) 0 (0)
2007–2008 Vila Meã 21 (0)
2008–2010 Oliveirense 21 (0)
Total 381 (0)
National team
2000 Portugal 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jorge Soares da Silva (born 13 January 1972) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Lamego, Viseu, Silva emerged through FC Porto's youth system, but could never be more than third-choice with its first team. In the 1995–96 season he was part of the Primeira Liga-winning squad by playing four minutes in one game, and previously made his professional debuts at Rio Ave FC.

Silva spent the better part of his career with two modest clubs in the top flight, S.C. Salgueiros – who had previously loaned him to Porto – and C.D. Santa Clara, reaching the national team for his only cap with the former on 15 November 2000, where he featured one minute in a friendly with Israel after coming on as a substitute for Quim.[1] In the 2003–04 campaign he played with the Azores side in the second level and, from there onwards, competed mainly in the third, with brief returns to the second tier.

In the summer of 2008, 36-year-old Silva signed with U.D. Oliveirense, freshly promoted to division two. After one season he called it quits, joining the club's coaching staff as goalkeepers' manager; however, a string of injuries propelled him back to action, and he eventually appeared in five matches during 2009–10 (three wins, one loss, one draw, seven goals conceded), with Oliveirense narrowly missing out on another promotion. In June 2010, he retired for good and returned to his previous post.

Personal life[edit]

Silva's younger brother, Francisco, was also a footballer. A defender, they shared teams at C.D. Trofense and Oliveirense.


  1. ^ "Portugal-Israel, 2–1: A noite de todas as prendas numa vitória "quanto baste"" [Portugal-Israel, 2–1: Night of all gifts in "just barely" win]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 November 2000. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 

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