José Barroso (footballer)

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José Barroso
Personal information
Full name José Alberto da Mota Barroso
Date of birth (1970-08-26) 26 August 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1984–1989 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Braga B
1990–1996 Braga 117 (17)
1992–1993Rio Ave (loan) 34 (2)
1996–1998 Porto 36 (4)
1998–1999 Académica 26 (1)
1999–2005 Braga 149 (33)
Total 362 (57)
National team
1995 Portugal 1 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Braga (youth)
2011–2012 Vieira
2013 Vilaverdense (assistant)
2013–2014 Porto D'Ave
2014–2015 Maria da Fonte
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Alberto da Mota Barroso (born 26 August 1970 in Braga) is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and a manager.

Over the course of 14 seasons he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 328 games and 55 goals, mainly in representation of Braga (11 years).

Club career[edit]

Armed with a powerful outside shot,[1] Barroso made his professional debuts with hometown's S.C. Braga during the 1990–91 season, playing four games in the Primeira Liga. After a successful loan also in the north, with second level club Rio Ave FC, he returned, becoming an essential midfield element for the Minho side as well as their captain; in his last two years combined, although they finished tenth and eighth respectively, he scored 14 league goals, mostly from long-range shots and/or free kicks.

Barroso then signed with FC Porto, winning two consecutive leagues although he would only be a fringe player in his second season, featuring in just nine matches out of 34.[2][3] After one year with Académica de Coimbra he returned to Braga, now consolidated in the Portuguese top flight; he netted 13 times in his first two seasons combined, then added a career-best 12 in the 2002–03 campaign but the team could only rank in 14th place.[4]

Barroso retired from football in summer 2005 at nearly 35, after helping Braga to two consecutive UEFA Cup qualifications,[5] even though he contributed sparingly due to injuries (33 games and three goals combined).




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