José Semedo (footballer, born 1979)

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José Semedo
Personal information
Full name José Filipe Correia Semedo
Date of birth (1979-12-26) 26 December 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
1º Dezembro
Youth career
1991–1995 Amoreiras
1995–1998 Futebol Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Futebol Benfica
2001–2008 Odivelas 170 (61)
2008–2009 Rio Ave 14 (2)
2009–2010 APOP 37 (26)
2010–2011 Apollon Limassol 25 (5)
2011–2012 Enosis 23 (9)
2012–2013 Nea Salamis 12 (0)
2013 KF Tirana 9 (2)
2014 Omonia Aradippou 6 (6)
2014– 1º Dezembro 21 (4)
National team
2008–2010 Cape Verde 2 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

José Filipe Correia Semedo (born 26 December 1979) is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for S.U. 1º de Dezembro as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Semedo started his senior career with local amateurs C.F. Benfica, signing for neighbouring Odivelas F.C. in 2001. After stellar performances with the latter in the third division (18 goals in 29 matches in the 2007–08 season), he attracted attention from top level clubs, eventually joining Rio Ave FC.

In his first match in the competition, on 24 August 2008, Semedo scored in a 1–1 home draw against S.L. Benfica. In January of the following year he moved to Cyprus, teaming up with several Portuguese players at APOP Kinyras FC.

In May 2010, after two solid seasons – including 22 Cypriot First Division goals in his first full campaign, competition best – he stayed in the country, signing with cup winners Apollon Limassol.[1]

International career[edit]

Although Portuguese-born, Semedo opted to represent Cape Verde internationally, starting in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying stage.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Cape Verde's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 October 2008 Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  Tanzania 2–1 3–1 2010 World Cup qualification


  1. ^ "Six new footballers in Apollonas Roster". Apollon Limassol. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 

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