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|Full name||Rui Jorge de Sousa Dias Macedo de Oliveira|
|Date of birth||27 March 1973|
|Place of birth||Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Portugal U21 (head coach)|
|1991–1992||→ Rio Ave (loan)||31||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Rui Jorge de Sousa Dias Macedo de Oliveira, OIH (born 27 March 1973), known as Rui Jorge, is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a left back, and the current head coach of the Portugal national under-21 team.
Rui Jorge was born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District. Having emerged through local FC Porto, he made his professional debuts with Rio Ave F.C. in the second division, returning to his first club in 1992 after one season. Never an undisputed starter with Porto (only appearing in more than 20 games twice during his six-year spell) he did help the northern side to five national championships and three domestic cups.
In July 1998 Jorge signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he would remain for the following seven years, being first-choice during most of his stint and adding two more leagues to his trophy cabinet, with the double being conquered in 2002. In the 2005–06 campaign he played with another Lisbon team, C.F. Os Belenenses, subsequently retiring from the game – aged 33, with more than 400 official appearances – and joining his final club's youth coaching staff.
In May 2009 Rui Jorge was appointed Belenenses' head coach for the final two matches of the season, taking over Jaime Pacheco after a 0–5 home loss against S.C. Braga, with the club eventually ranking second from bottom (being later reinstated). At the end of the campaign, he returned to the youth ranks.
Rui Jorge played for the Portuguese under-21 side which lost the 1994 UEFA European Championship final to Italy (1–2) and the Olympic team who finished fourth at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He also had 45 caps at full level, two for Porto and 43 for Sporting. His first game was a 0–0 draw with Norway on 20 April 1994, in a friendly match, and he represented his country at UEFA Euro 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2004.
In the 2010 summer Jorge replaced Oceano at the helm of the Portuguese under-21s. He led the country to the 2015 European Championships in the Czech Republic after ten wins in as many matches in the qualifying phase, and coached it to the second place in the finals after a penalty shootout loss to Sweden.
|1||1 September 2001||Camp d'Esports (Lleida), Lleida, Spain||Andorra||1–5||1–7||2002 World Cup qualification|
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Portugal||League||Taça de Portugal||Taça da Liga||Europe||Total|
|1991–92||Rio Ave||Liga de Honra||31||2|
- Primeira Liga: 1992–93, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98
- Taça de Portugal: 1993–94, 1997–98
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 1993, 1994, 1996; Runner-up 1992, 1995, 1997
- Primeira Liga: 1999–2000, 2001–02
- Taça de Portugal: 2001–02; Runner-up 1999–2000
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2000, 2002
- UEFA Cup: Runner-up 2004–05
- Rui Jorge – FIFA competition record
- Portugal end group in perfect fashion; UEFA.com, 9 September 2014
- "Sweden beat Portugal on penalties to win U21 title". UEFA.com. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- "Rui Jorge". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- Rui Jorge at footballzz.co.uk
- Rui Jorge profile at ForaDeJogo
- Rui Jorge at National-Football-Teams.com
- WorldSoccer stats