José Emílio Furtado

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José Furtado
Personal information
Full name José Emílio Robalo Furtado
Date of birth (1983-03-14) 14 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Praia, Cape Verde
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Olimpia Grudziądz
Number 28
Youth career
1996–2001 Casa Pia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Casa Pia 45 (16)
2003–2005 Porto B 30 (9)
2004–2005 Tourizense (loan) 25 (12)
2005 Vihren (loan) 12 (10)
2006–2007 CSKA Sofia 18 (6)
2007–2008 Paços Ferreira 18 (1)
2009 União Leiria 4 (0)
2009–2010 Ionikos 30 (13)
2010–2011 PAS Giannina 15 (2)
2011–2012 Panachaiki 34 (27)
2012–2013 AEK Athens 18 (1)
2013–2014 Poli Timișoara 8 (0)
2015 Panegialios 17 (8)
2015–2016 Panserraikos 25 (13)
2016–2017 Anagennisi Deryneia 20 (6)
2017– Olimpia Grudziądz 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.

José Emílio Robalo Furtado (born 14 March 1983) is a Cape Verdean professional footballer who plays for Polish club Olimpia Grudziądz as a striker. He also holds Portuguese citizenship.

Football career[edit]

Born in Praia, Cape Verde, Furtado started his football career in Portugal with lowly Casa Pia A.C. in the Lisbon area, where he also made his senior debuts. In the 2003 summer he moved to FC Porto, playing one full season with its reserve side then moving on loan to another modest club, G.D. Tourizense.

In June 2005, Furtado, still on loan from Porto, signed with Bulgarian team FC Vihren Sandanski, where he scored regularly in the A PFG. In the following January transfer window he was sold to fellow league side PFC CSKA Sofia, for 300.000.

Furtado's spell with the "armymen" also started in a scoring fashion, but eventually ended on a sour note: he fell out with manager Stoycho Mladenov due to disciplinary breaches (being temporarily removed from the first team), and was also involved in a physical confrontation with captain Valentin Iliev, which ultimately led to his return to Portugal.[1]

In the 2007 summer, Furtado moved to the Portuguese Primeira Liga as he signed with F.C. Paços de Ferreira. On 18 August he made his debut in the competition by playing the second half of a 1–3 loss at C.S. Marítimo, and was relatively used during the campaign as the club finished second from bottom and was relegated – later reinstated due to Boavista FC's irregularities.

Furtado split 2008–09 with Paços and U.D. Leiria,[2] then moved abroad again, signing for Ionikos F.C. in the Greek second level. In his first year he finished third in the competition's top scorers list, but his club could only rank 15th, the last position before the relegation zone.

In the 2010 summer, Furtado signed for Pas Giannina FC, still in Greece and its second division. More of the same happened in the 2011–12 season, with Panachaiki FC.


  1. ^ Pashkurov, Nikolay (9 May 2007). "Скандал на тренировка в ЦСКА" [Training scandal at CSKA] (in Bulgarian). Top Sport. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "FURTADO, o Sr. Avançado que se segue…" [FURTADO, next-in-line Mr. Forward…] (in Portuguese). União de Leiria Blogspot. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 

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