José Carlos da Silva José
|Full name||José Carlos da Silva José|
|Date of birth||22 September 1941|
|Place of birth||Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Born in Vila Franca de Xira, Lisbon District, José Carlos joined Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1962, from G.D. Fabril in Barreiro. Over the course of 12 seasons, all spent in the top division (14 counting those with his previous team), he appeared in more than 300 official games, winning three leagues and three cups and adding the 1964 edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
José Carlos played 36 times for Portugal, three as a CUF player and 33 whilst at the service of Sporting. His debut came on 19 March 1961 against Luxembourg for the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (6–0 home win), and his last appearance came nearly ten years later, against Denmark for the UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying stages (5–0 success).
José Carlos represented the country at the 1966 World Cup in England: he appeared twice in the tournament, against England in the semifinals and the Soviet Union in the third-place match, the latter ending in a 2–1 triumph.
- Primeira Liga: 1965–66, 1969–70, 1973–74
- Taça de Portugal: 1962–63, 1970–71, 1973–74
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1963–64
- "1963/64: Sporting at the second attempt". UEFA.com. 17 August 2001. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- Portugal stats; at Eu-Football
- Pierrend, José Luis. "Portugal – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
- "A lenda dos Magriços começou há 50 anos" [The legend of the Magriços started 50 years ago]. Expresso (in Portuguese). 13 July 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2017.