Zé Luís with Spartak Moscow in 2018
|Full name||José Luís Mendes Andrade|
|Date of birth||24 January 1991|
|Place of birth||Fogo, Cape Verde|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2012||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||13||(4)|
|2013–2014||→ Videoton (loan)||26||(9)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2017
Gil Vicente / Braga
Born in Fogo, Zé Luís began his professional career at the age 18 with his last youth club, Gil Vicente FC. In his first season he played in only five games for the Segunda Liga club – his debut coming on 29 November 2009 in a 0–3 home loss against G.D. Chaves – but managed to score four goals.
In 2010–11, under new manager Paulo Alves, Zé Luís netted ten times for the Barcelos side as they achieved promotion to the Primeira Liga after a five-year absence, as champions. On 2 June 2011, he signed for S.C. Braga on a five-year contract.
Zé Luís served two loan spells during his tenure in Minho, spending three months with former club Gil and one full season with Videoton FC in Hungary– he also featured regularly for Braga B in the second tier. Back with Braga's main squad, on 7 April 2015, he scored his first career hat-trick, helping defeat Rio Ave F.C. 3–0 at home in the semi-finals of the Taça de Portugal (4–1 on aggregate); he battled for position with Eder during the campaign, finishing with 11 goals all competitions comprised.
Zé Luís made his debut for Cape Verde on 24 May 2010, playing one minute in a friendly in Covilhã with Portugal, which was preparing for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was selected by manager Lúcio Antunes for the squad that appeared at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, but withdrew for personal reasons.
Zé Luís scored his first goal for the national team on 10 September 2014, opening the scoring in a 2–1 home win over Zambia in an eventually successful qualification campaign for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
- As of 13 May 2018
|Gil Vicente||2009–10||Segunda Liga||5||4||0||0||–||–||5||4|
|Braga B||2012–13||Segunda Liga||15||4||–||–||–||15||4|
|Videoton||2013–14||Nemzeti Bajnokság I||26||9||3||1||–||–||29||10|
|Total (two spells)||35||12||2||3||5||0||4||0||46||15|
|Spartak Moscow||2015–16||Russian Premier League||24||8||1||2||–||–||25||10|
- As of 10 September 2014 (Cape Verde score listed first, score column indicates score after each Zé Luís goal)
|1.||6 September 2014||Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey, Niger||Niger||3–0||3–1||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2.||10 September 2014||Estádio Nacional, Praia, Cape Verde||Zambia||1–0||2–1||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
- "Gil Vicente empata Beira-Mar (1–1)" [Gil Vicente and Beira-Mar all square (1–1)]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 April 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- "Freamunde-Gil Vicente, 3–2: Equipa da casa garante manutenção" [Freamunde-Gil Vicente, 3–2: Home team confirm survival]. Record (in Portuguese). 25 April 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- "Trofense-Gil Vicente, 2–4: Vitória depois das ameaças" [Trofense-Gil Vicente, 2–4: Win after threats]. Record (in Portuguese). 8 May 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- "Zé Luís desfalca Gil Vicente" [Gil Vicente without Zé Luís]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 August 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "José Luís assinou por cinco épocas" [José Luís signed for five seasons]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- "Zé Luís deve treinar-se hoje" [Zé Luís due to train today]. Record (in Portuguese). 31 January 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- "Zé Luís emprestado ao Videoton" [Zé Luís loaned to Videoton]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- ""Guerreiros" às portas do Jamor" ["Warriors" near Jamor] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- "Zé Luís: independência e golos do "Drogba de Braga"" [Zé Luís: independence and goals from the "Braga Drogba"] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- "Sp. Braga: Spartak confirma Zé Luís" [Sp. Braga: Spartak confirm Zé Luís] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
- "Portugal held to 0–0 draw by Cape Verde". USA Today. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Adebayor in, Diarra out of Africa Cup". Al Jazeera. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- Zé Luís at Soccerway
- "Zé Luís – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 April 2017.