Jorge Teixeira

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Jorge Teixeira
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Teixeira in action for Standard Liège in 2014
Personal information
Full name Jorge Filipe Avelino Teixeira[1]
Date of birth (1986-08-27) 27 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Charlton Athletic
Number 50
Youth career
1995–1997 Catujalense
1997–2005 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Casa Pia 30 (3)
2006–2007 Odivelas 23 (1)
2007–2008 Fátima 18 (0)
2008 Atromitos 17 (1)
2009 AEP 12 (0)
2009–2010 Maccabi Haifa 27 (1)
2010–2014 Zürich 92 (8)
2013 Siena (loan) 9 (0)
2014–2016 Standard Liège 35 (4)
2016– Charlton Athletic 39 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:52, 10 April 2017.

Jorge Filipe Avelino Teixeira (born 27 August 1986) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for English club Charlton Athletic as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Teixeira after scoring for Charlton against Birmingham City

Born in Lisbon, Teixeira spent eight years in Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system, but never appeared officially for its first team, being released in 2005 and spending his first two seasons as a senior in the third division, with Casa Pia A.C. and Odivelas FC, both hailing from the Lisbon Region. In 2007–08 he made his debuts in the Segunda Liga, being relegated with C.D. Fátima.

Teixeira split the 2008–09 campaign between two teams in Cyprus, suffering relegation with Atromitos Yeroskipou. In the 2009 summer he signed for Maccabi Haifa F.C. and, the following year, joined FC Zürich of Switzerland, who paid a fee of $1.2 million to the Israeli side.

On 20 July 2010, Teixeira made his Super League debut with his new club, scoring the opener in an eventual 2–3 away loss against FC Basel.[2] In January 2013, he was loaned to Italy's A.C. Siena until June,[3] starting in all his league appearances but being relegated from Serie A.

In May 2014, after helping Zürich capture the Swiss Cup in a defeat of FC Basel,[4] Teixeira joined Standard Liége on a three-year contract to be made effective on 30 June.[5][6] On 19 January 2016, however, he moved teams and countries again, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal for Charlton Athletic.[7] His maiden appearance in the Championship occurred four days later, as he played the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 home draw to Blackburn Rovers.[8]


  1. ^ "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 19. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ FCZ verliert in Basel mit 2:3 (FCZ loses in Basel 2:3) Archived 2010-07-24 at the Wayback Machine.; FC Zürich, 20 July 2010 (in German)
  3. ^ "Robur, riepilogo operazioni mercato" [Robur, market operations recap] (in Italian). Radio Siena e Siena TV. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "FCB muss krassen Fehlentscheid einstecken und verliert den Cupfinal" [FCB makes glaring mistakes down the stretch and loses Cup final] (in German). TagesWoche. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "'Standard geeft verdediger van FC Zürich een driejarig contract'" [‘Standard give FC Zürich defender a three-year contract’] (in Dutch). Standard Luik Wordpress. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Jorge Texeira (FC Zurich) signe pour trois ans au Standard" [Jorge Texeira (FC Zurich) signs with Standard for three years] (in French). Sud Info. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Charlton complete signing of Jorge Teixeira". Charlton Athletic F.C. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Charlton 1–1 Blackburn". BBC Sport. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 

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