José Sá

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José Sá
José Sá 2019.jpg
Sá with Olympiacos in 2019
Personal information
Full name José Pedro Malheiro de Sá[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Braga, Portugal
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Olympiacos
Number 1
Youth career
2002–2009 Palmeiras Braga
2009–2010 Merelinense
2011 Benfica
2011–2012 Marítimo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Marítimo B 74 (0)
2013–2016 Marítimo 16 (0)
2016 Porto B 16 (0)
2016–2019 Porto 15 (0)
2018–2019Olympiacos (loan) 21 (0)
2019– Olympiacos 10 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Portugal U20 14 (0)
2013–2015 Portugal U21 16 (0)
2016 Portugal U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2016

José Pedro Malheiro de Sá (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ sa]; born 17 January 1993) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Greek club Olympiacos F.C. as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Marítimo[edit]

Born in Braga, Sá finished his formation with Madeira's C.S. Marítimo, joining the club at the age of 18. On 23 January 2013 he made his professional debut with the B-team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against U.D. Oliveirense for the second division championship.[2]

In the 2013 off-season, Sá was promoted to the main squad by manager Pedro Martins.[3] He played his first game in the Primeira Liga on 18 August in a 2–1 home win over S.L. Benfica,[4] and kept his position for the following matchday, a 0–3 loss at FC Porto.[5]

During his tenure in Funchal, Sá acted as understudy to Frenchman Romain Salin.[6]

Porto[edit]

On 25 January 2016, both Sá and teammate Moussa Marega joined Porto on four-and-a-half-year contracts, with the services of the former being acquired for 1.5 million.[7] During his early spell, he was second-choice to Spain international Iker Casillas.[8][9]

Sá made his debut in the UEFA Champions League on 17 October 2017, starting in a 2–3 loss for the group stage away to RB Leipzig and committing a blunder in the eighth minute which resulted in the opposition's first goal.[10] He became the starter from that point onwards but, following a 0–5 home defeat against Liverpool for the same competition, lost his place again.[11]

Olympiacos[edit]

On 31 August 2018, deemed surplus to requirements by manager Sérgio Conceição,[12] Sá joined Olympiacos F.C. on a season-long loan.[13] He became first choice over Andreas Gianniotis shortly after arriving, as the team was coached by his compatriot and former Marítimo boss Martins.[14]

On 15 May 2019, Sá agreed to a permanent four-year deal.[15]

International career[edit]

Sá represented Portugal at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played all the matches and minutes in Turkey, in an eventual round-of-16 exit.

On 6 August 2013, Sá received his first call-up to the under-21 team, for a friendly game with Switzerland.[16] He featured in the second half of the 5–2 win, on the 14th.[17]

Sá was first-choice at the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, keeping clean sheets in all games but one as the national side finished in second place in the Czech Republic; in the final, he saved from Sweden's Abdul Khalili in the penalty shootout following a goalless draw at the Eden Arena.[18][19][20][21]

On 25 May 2017, Sá was called to the full side for the first time, being named by manager Fernando Santos in a provisional 24-man squad for that year's FIFA Confederations Cup.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 November 2019[23][24]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Marítimo B 2011–12 Portuguese Second Division 0 0 0 0
2012–13 LigaPro 18 0 18 0
2013–14 18 0 18 0
2014–15 38 0 38 0
Total 74 0 74 0
Marítimo 2012–13 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 8 0 1 0 2 0 11 0
2014–15 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
2015–16 5 0 2 0 2 0 9 0
Total 16 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 24 0
Porto B 2015–16 LigaPro 16 0 16 0
Porto 2015–16 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
2017–18 14 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 20 0
Total 15 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 26 0
Olympiakos 2018–19 Super League Greece 21 0 3 0 7 0 31 0
2019–20 9 0 0 0 10 0 19 0
Career total 151 0 9 0 9 0 21 0 189 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Porto B

Porto

International[edit]

Portugal

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Portugal" (PDF). FIFA. 20 March 2018. p. 7. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Marítimo B-Oliveirense, 0–0: Pouca ambição resulta em nulo" [Marítimo B-Oliveirense, 0–0: Little ambition has zero as result]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 January 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Pedro Martins chamou apenas dois reforços" [Pedro Martins called only two additions]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 17 August 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Exibição paupérrima e opções de Jesus mantêm a má tradição do Benfica" [Awful display and Jesus choices keep Benfica's bad tradition]. Público (in Portuguese). 18 August 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Reportagem Porto 3–0 Marítimo, 2.ª jornada da I Liga" [Porto 3–0 Marítimo report, League I 2nd matchday] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Guarda-redes José Sá desperta cobiça lá fora" [Goalkeeper José Sá is coveted outside]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 June 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  7. ^ "FC Porto paga cinco milhões e desvia Marega e José Sá de Alvalade" [FC Porto pay five million and hijack Marega and José Sá from Alvalade]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  8. ^ "José Sá quer sentar Iker Casillas" [José Sá wants to seat Iker Casillas] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  9. ^ "José Sá por Casillas e mais cinco surpresas na baliza do FC Porto" [José Sá for Casillas and another five surprises in goal of FC Porto] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Leipzig 3–2 Porto". UEFA. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  11. ^ ""José Sá? A responsabilidade não é só dele"" ["José Sá? He's not the only one to blame"]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 16 February 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  12. ^ "José Sá deixou estágio para tratar do futuro" [José Sá left training camp to take care of future]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 23 July 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  13. ^ Ο Ζοζέ Σα για τα γκολπόστ του Ολυμπιακού [José Sá an Olympiacos goalkeeper] (in Greek). Gazzetta. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  14. ^ Ολυμπιακός: Ενεργοποιεί τη ρήτρα για Σα [Olympiacos: Sá clause activated] (in Greek). Onsports. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  15. ^ Nicolaides, Shaun (15 May 2019). "OFFICIAL: Sa signs Olympiacos contract until 2023". Agona Sport. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Sub-21 convocados" [Under-21 list] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  17. ^ "Sub-21: Portugal–Suíça, 5–2 (crónica)" [Under-21: Portugal–Switzerland, 5–2 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  18. ^ Jurejko, Jonathan (18 June 2015). "England U21 0–1 Portugal U21". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  19. ^ "Improved Italy fail to break Portugal down". UEFA. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Five-goal Portugal stun Germany in semi-finals". UEFA. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  21. ^ Kell, Tom (30 June 2015). "Spot-on Sweden beat Portugal to win U21 EURO". UEFA. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Seleção: Renato Sanches e Éder de fora da Taça das Confederações" [National team: Renato Sanches and Éder out of Confederations Cup] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  23. ^ "José Sá". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  24. ^ "José Sá". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  25. ^ "FC Porto é campeão nacional 2017/2018" [FC Porto are 2017/2018 national champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Portugal regressa ao topo da Europa. Liga das Nações fica em casa" [Portugal return to the top of Europe. Nations League stays home] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 9 June 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  27. ^ ""Portugal fez uma prova excelente", diz Fernando Santos" ["Portugal had an excellent tournament", Fernando Santos says] (in Portuguese). TSF. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  28. ^ "The official Under-21 Team of the Tournament". UEFA. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2017.

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