Paulo Jorge Sousa Vieira

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Alemão
Personal information
Full name Paulo Jorge Sousa Vieira
Date of birth (1982-02-16) 16 February 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1991–1995 União Leiria
1995–1997 Boavista
1997–1999 Académica
1999–2001 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Sporting B 29 (0)
2003–2004 Marítimo B 15 (0)
2004–2005 Benfica Castelo Branco 31 (0)
2005–2006 Tourizense 24 (0)
2007–2008 União Leiria 0 (0)
2008–2009 Santa Clara 21 (0)
2009–2011 Atromitos 51 (0)
2011 Othellos 11 (0)
2012–2013 União Santiago
2013–2014 Praia de Milfontes 4 (0)
Total 186 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paulo Jorge Sousa Vieira (born 16 February 1982), known as Alemão ("German"), is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Paris, France, Alemão started his professional career with Sporting Clube de Portugal after emerging through the Lisbon club's youth ranks. He would only, however, appear for the B-side during his spell, meeting the same fate in 2003–04 with C.S. Marítimo – both teams operated in the third division.

In the following two-and-a-half seasons, Alemão stayed in that level, playing for Sport Benfica e Castelo Branco and G.D. Tourizense. In January 2007 he was signed by U.D. Leiria in the Primeira Liga, but only managed to be third-choice during his tenure.

Alemão moved to C.D. Santa Clara from division two for the 2008–09 campaign,[1] starting ahead of longtime incumbent João Botelho. In the following year he had his first experience abroad, leaving for Cypriot Second Division club Atromitos Yeroskipou.[2]

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