Jorge Andrade

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Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes Andrade [ ʒɔɾʒɯ ãdɾadɯ ] ( born April 9, 1978 in Lisbon ) is a former Portuguese football player.

  • 2.1 In the club
  • 2.2 In the National Team


In the club

The central defender Jorge Andrade gave the CF Estrela Amadora in the 1997/98 season his professional debut with the club and was finished seventh in the Portuguese top, the Primeira Liga, celebrate immediately the best finish in club history.

In the following years he drew attention to himself by good performances and was finally committed in 2000 by the giants FC Porto, where he spent two years as a regular player.

In summer 2002, Jorge Andrade moved for about 12 million euros to the Spanish club Deportivo La Coruña.

For the season 2007/ 08 changed Andrade to the Italian giants Juventus, who paid a transfer fee of about ten million euros to La Coruña. Already on Matchday he pulled the away match at AS Roma a fracture of the left patella to. His return was originally expected in late February 2008. After another surgery in March 2008 to participate in the 2008 European Football Championship was not possible. On July 10, 2008, Jorge Andrade injured again on the left knee and had to undergo surgery, which is why he had to pause a few months back again. In April 2009, Andrade's contract with Juventus was dissolved by mutual consent.

In the National Team

Jorge Andrade made ​​his debut on 25 April 2001 in the match against France under coach António Oliveira in the Portuguese national team.

As a result, he took with Portugal participated in the 2002 World Cup and the 2004 European Championships at home, where he was in spite of an own goal in the semi-final against the Netherlands, with his country European vice-champion. With the Football World Cup 2006 in Germany he was missing due to a knee injury.


In the club

  • Portuguese Cup winner: 2001 ( with FC Porto )
  • Portuguese Super Cup winner: 2001 ( with FC Porto )
  • Spanish Super Cup winner: 2002 ( with Deportivo La Coruña)

In the National Team

  • European runners-up: 2004