Quim (footballer, born 1975)
|Full name||Joaquim Manuel Sampaio da Silva|
|Date of birth||13 November 1975|
|Place of birth||Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.
Quim moved to S.L. Benfica in 2004 and was, at first, intermittent in keeping the goalkeeper spot at his new club, having shared the goal with José Moreira in the title-winning 2004–05 campaign. Next season he started as first-choice, but injury to him as well as Moreira saw Marcelo Moretto being signed during the winter break, controversially earning a place in the starting eleven.
Quim's fortunes turned around at the beginning of the 2006–07 season, as new coach Fernando Santos announced the former Braga player would be his first goalkeeper. Subsequently, the latter rarely put in a bad performance since regaining first-choice status, even when the manager was dismissed early into the following campaign.
In 2008–09, with Benfica retaining the same three goalkeepers under Quique Sánchez Flores, Quim started the campaign, lost the job to Moreira in between, was even demoted to third-choice (with Moretto starting in the domestic league cup) and finished again as starter, with the team eventually finishing third. He also started the final of the latter competition, and saved three penalty shoot-out attempts against Sporting Clube de Portugal for the win.
In the 2009–10 season, Quim played all the matches and minutes as Benfica won the league for the first time in five years, adding to this the honour of being the keeper with the least conceded goals (20). At the end of June 2010, however, the 34-year-old was released, returning to first professional club Braga on a three-year deal, but spent his first year on the sidelines nursing an achilles tendon injury.
Quim returned as first-choice for 2011–12, helping Braga to the third place with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Champions League. However, after the arrival of Beto from FC Porto for the following campaign, he only featured in six official contests in its first part, including once in the league against S.C. Beira-Mar and the 1–2 Champions League home loss to Galatasaray SK.
After Beto left for Sevilla FC in January 2013 Quim was reinstated as the starter, one of his first appearances being a 0–0 home draw against former club Benfica in the Portuguese League Cup semi-finals, won in a penalty shootout. Manager José Peseiro also selected him for the competition's decider against Porto, where a penalty by Alan signified the game's only goal and Braga's first trophy win in 47 years.
In May 2013, at nearly 38 years of age, Quim announced he would not renew his contract with Braga and subsequently retire after 19 years as a professional – he played his last match on the 11th against C.D. Nacional, a 1–3 home loss for his 382nd game in the Portuguese top division. However, two months later, he went back on his decision and signed for C.D. Aves in the second level.
After representing his country at every level from the under-16s upwards, and winning the UEFA European Under-19 Championship (then under-18) in 1994, Quim made his senior debut in August 1999 in a 4–0 victory against Andorra, after which he was Portugal's third-choice keeper at UEFA Euro 2000, enjoying a short cameo as a substitute in the 3–0 win against Germany in the group stage's final round before establishing himself as number one in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. However, a failed drug test saw him miss out on the competition held in South Korea and Japan.
Quim was second-choice for the national side during both Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup, behind the habitual Ricardo. He was originally named in the Portugal squad for Euro 2008 but suffered a wrist injury the day before Portugal's first game, ruling him out of the tournament – he was replaced by Porto's Nuno.
Quim started the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign as first-choice, but lost his place midway through it to another Braga player, Eduardo, as Portugal eventually qualified. After being league champion for Benfica, he would be left out of the squad for the final stages in South Africa.
- As of 24 January 2017
- Primeira Liga: 2004–05, 2009–10
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2005
- Taça da Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10
- Taça de Portugal: Runner-up 2004–05
- Taça da Liga: 2012–13
- Taça de Portugal: Runner-up 1997–98
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: Runner-up 1998
- Quim brought to Benfica; UEFA.com, 7 July 2004
- Quim adds to Benfica woe; UEFA.com, 24 October 2005
- Quim the hero of Benfica triumph; UEFA.com, 21 March 2009
- Quim regressa a Braga (Quim returns to Braga)[permanent dead link]; Destak, 28 June 2010 (in Portuguese)
- Quim shelved for six months Archived 26 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.; PortuGOAL, 3 July 2010
- "SC Braga 3–1 Beira-Mar" (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "Galatasaray comeback claims last-16 place". UEFA.com. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- "Beto cedido ao Sevilha até final da época" [Beto loaned to Sevilla until the end of the season]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 29 January 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "Quim defende penálti e dá final ao SC Braga" [Quim saves penalty and hands final to SC Braga] (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "Braga win Taça da Liga". PortuGOAL. 13 April 2013. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- "Quim volta à origem" [Quim returns to origins]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 19 May 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "SC Braga 1–3 Nacional" (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "Quim no Desportivo das Aves" [Quim to Desportivo das Aves] (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
- "Guarda-redes Quim é reforço" [Goalkeeper Quim is an addition]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 July 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "II Liga: Quim e mais quatro renovam pelo Desp. Aves" [II League: Quim and another four renew for Desp. Aves] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "«Tanto ou mais sabor que o título nacional pelo Benfica» – Quim" [«The same taste as the national title with Benfica, if not more» – Quim]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 30 April 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Quim não vai perdoar" [Quim will not forgive]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 August 2002. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
- "Quim: "Tive época para esquecer"" [Quim: "I had a season to forget"]. Record (in Portuguese). 2 June 2006. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
- "Nuno é o substituto de Quim" [Nuno replaces Quim]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 June 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "Queiroz chama Fábio Coentrão" [Queiroz calls Fábio Coentrão]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 May 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "Quim". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "Prémios da Liga: Veja quem são os vencedores" [League awards: See who are the winners] (in Portuguese). Zerozero. 6 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
- "Prémios Oficiais Liga Portugal 2015" [Official Awards Liga Portugal 2015] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 4 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Selecção distinguida pelo Duque de Bragança" [National team honoured by Duke of Bragança] (in Portuguese). Cristiano Ronaldo News. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2006.