Manuel José Vieira
|Full name||Manuel José Azevedo Vieira|
|Date of birth||4 February 1981|
|Place of birth||Paranhos, Portugal|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|2002||→ União Lamas (loan)||12||(4)|
|2003||→ Académica (loan)||15||(1)|
|2003||→ Vitória Guimarães (loan)||3||(1)|
|2004–2005||→ Vitória Setúbal (loan)||44||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2017.
Manuel José Azevedo Vieira (born 4 February 1981), known as Manuel José, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Gondomar SC. Mainly a right midfielder, he can also play as an attacking right back.
Born in Paranhos (Porto), Manuel José unsuccessfully graduated from FC Porto's academy, going on to serve a number of loans in almost four year before being released in June 2005. He made his Primeira Liga debuts with Académica de Coimbra, where he played from January–June 2003.
After a solid season with Porto's neighbours Boavista FC, Manuel José joined Romania's CFR Cluj Portuguese contingent in June 2006, for €300,000. During his first year in Liga I he was a first-team regular and the team player with the most assists, accumulating eleven decisive passes; however, with the arrival of Ioan Andone as head coach during the summer of 2007, he lost his place in the starting eleven and failed to regain that position.
On 5 February 2009, Manuel José terminated the contract that bound him with Cluj. In July he returned to Portugal, signing with F.C. Paços de Ferreira; he scored a career-best eight goals in the 2012–13 campaign – in only 19 starts – being essential as his team finished third and qualified to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history.
- Vitória Setúbal
- De Paula signs out at Real Sociedad; UEFA.com, 9 June 2006
- Manuel José rescinds contract with Cluj; PortuGOAL, 5 February 2009
- "FC Porto-Trofense, 2–0: Ser sério e ganhar cedo em dia de falhar golos" [FC Porto-Trofense, 2–0: Serious display and early win on day of missed goals]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 November 2002. Retrieved 10 May 2017.