José Barroso (footballer)
|Full name||José Alberto da Mota Barroso|
|Date of birth||26 August 1970|
|Place of birth||Braga, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1992–1993||→ Rio Ave (loan)||34||(2)|
|2014–2015||Maria da Fonte|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Armed with a powerful outside shot, 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. 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.
Barroso retired from football in summer 2005 at nearly 35, after helping Braga to two consecutive UEFA Cup qualifications, even though he contributed sparingly due to injuries (33 games and three goals combined).
- Barroso. “Tenho pena de nunca ter medido a velocidade do meu remate” (Barroso. “Too bad i never measured the speed of my shot”); i, 14 January 2012 (in Portuguese)
- Barroso foi campeão pelo FC Porto, mas torce pelo Braga (Barroso was champion for FC Porto, but he roots for Braga); Diário de Notícias, 16 May 2011 (in Portuguese)
- Barroso, o homem do pontapé-canhão: “98 km/h? Isso eram os meus melhores remates com o pé esquerdo!” (Barroso, the man with a cannon for a shot: “98 km/h? That was my best shots with the left foot!”); Expresso, 3 December 2016 (in Portuguese)
- Barroso dispara e Wender bisa (Barroso shoots and Wender grabs brace); Record, 17 July 2003 (in Portuguese)
- O regresso ao futuro (Back to the future); Diário do Minho, 30 May 2013 (in Portuguese)
- “Receber a Taça de Portugal das mãos de um presidente braguista será histórico” (“To receive the Portuguese Cup from a braguista president will be historic”); Expresso, 22 May 2016 (in Portuguese)