José Carlos da Silva José

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Da Silva and the second or paternal family name is José.
José Carlos
Personal information
Full name José Carlos da Silva José
Date of birth (1941-09-22) 22 September 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1962 CUF 51 (1)
1962–1974 Sporting CP 248 (3)
1974–1975 Braga
National team
1961–1971 Portugal 36 (0)
Teams managed
1986–1988 Gil Vicente
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Carlos da Silva José (born 22 September 1941), known as José Carlos, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played mostly as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

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.[1]

José Carlos retired in 1975 at the age of 34, after a brief spell in the second level with S.C. Braga.

International career[edit]

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).[2][3]

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.[4]





  1. ^ "1963/64: Sporting at the second attempt". 17 August 2001. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Portugal stats; at EU-Football
  3. ^ Pierrend, José Luis. "Portugal – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 
  4. ^ José CarlosFIFA competition record

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