|Full name||Mário Jorge da Silva Pinto Fernandes|
|Date of birth||24 July 1961|
|Place of birth||Ponta Delgada, Portugal|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Mário Jorge made his professional debuts at Sporting Clube de Portugal at the age of 18, playing one match in 1979–80 as the Lisbon club won the Primeira Liga championship. He would already be an important midfield unit as the team conquered it again two seasons later, the last for the following 18 years.
After only 12 games in 1988–89, Mário Jorge left Sporting and signed for fellow league side S.C. Beira-Mar, but returned to where he had come from at the end of the campaign, again being rarely played. He concluded his career in 1995 after stints with two other teams from the capital, C.F. Estrela da Amadora and G.D. Estoril Praia, both in the second level (he joined the latter after two years of inactivity).
Mário Jorge gained nine caps for Portugal, seven of those coming after the 1986 FIFA World Cup following the defection of practically all of the national team squad due to the infamous Saltillo Affair. His debut, however, took place on 8 June 1983, when he featured the full 90 minutes in a 0–4 friendly loss against Brazil in Coimbra.