José Pedro

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José Pedro
Personal information
Full name José Pedro Alves Salazar
Date of birth (1978-10-18) 18 October 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Montijo, Portugal
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1991 Pelezinhos
1991–1994 Benfica
1994–1996 Montijo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Montijo 24 (2)
1997–2002 Barreirense 148 (23)
2002 Boavista 2 (0)
2003 Ovarense 16 (2)
2003–2004 Vitória Setúbal 30 (8)
2004–2010 Belenenses 162 (29)
2010–2013 Vitória Setúbal 46 (3)
2013–2014 Alcochetense 27 (5)
Total 455 (72)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Pedro Alves Salazar (born 18 October 1978), known as José Pedro, is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 210 games and 32 goals over the course of ten seasons, mainly with Belenenses and Vitória de Setúbal. He also represented in the competition Boavista, in a 17-year professional career.

Football career[edit]

Born in Montijo, Setúbal, José Pedro started playing professional football for his hometown club C.D. Montijo in 1996, then moved to F.C. Barreirense where he would remain for the following five seasons, all spent in the third division. He split duties in 2002–03 between Boavista F.C. and A.D. Ovarense.

José Pedro was influential in Vitória FC's 2003–04 campaign, as the Setúbal-based club earned a Primeira Liga return. He subsequently joined C.F. Os Belenenses, where he was immediately cast into the starting XI.

In 2006–07, José Pedro scored eight league goals for a Belenenses final fifth-place in the league (with qualification to the UEFA Cup), while the team was also runner-up in the domestic cup. He repeated the individual feat in the following season, and remained an automatic first-choice until the 2009–10 campaign, when he dealt with many injuries and the Lisbon side was also relegated as second from bottom.

In July 2010, at nearly 32 years of age, José Pedro returned to Vitória Setúbal after a six-year absence. He left at the end of the 2012–13 season, with the club always in the top level.

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