José Tavares

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For the politician, see José Reinaldo Tavares.
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Gomes and the second or paternal family name is Tavares.
José Tavares
Personal information
Full name José Fernando Gomes Tavares
Date of birth (1966-04-23) 23 April 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1983 Oliveira Douro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Oliveira Douro
1988–1990 Infesta
1990–1991 Porto 7 (1)
1991–1994 Boavista 84 (8)
1994–1995 Benfica 20 (2)
1995–1998 Boavista 72 (3)
1998–1999 União Leiria 2 (0)
1999–2003 Infesta 78 (12)
National team
1994–1996 Portugal 8 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Fernando Gomes Tavares (born 23 April 1966 in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played mainly as a central midfielder of the Portugal National Team.

Football career[edit]

During his career Tavares played for C.F. Oliveira do Douro, F.C. Infesta, F.C. Porto, Boavista FC, S.L. Benfica (after an unsuccessful season, he returned to Boavista) and U.D. Leiria. He retired in 2003 at the age of 37 after a second spell with Infesta, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 185 games and 14 goals over the course of nine seasons.

With the Portuguese national team, Tavares was in the squad that participated in the UEFA Euro 1996 tournament, and earned eight international caps in total.

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