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Not to be confused with Jorge Luís Andrade da Silva.
This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Almeida Gomes and the second is Andrade.
Jorge Andrade
Jorge Andrade 31mar2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade
Date of birth April 9, 1978 (1978-04-09) (age 31)
Place of birth    Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club None
Youth career
1995–1997 Estrela da Amadora
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Estrela da Amadora
Deportivo La Coruña
053 0(3)
052 0(3)
123 0(2)
004 0(0)   
National team
2001–2008 Portugal 051 0(3)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 31 July 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade, OIH(Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾʒ(ɨ) ɐ̃ˈdɾad(ɨ)]; born 9 April 1978) is a Portuguese football central defender, currently a free agent.


Club career

Jorge Andrade

Andrade made his professional debuts with hometown club Estrela da Amadora in 1997, helping the club to two consecutive eighth first division places from 1998-2000. Andrade immediately caught the eye, and after that was on the move north, to FC Porto. He was Porto’s most-used player in the 2001-02 Champions League, playing 12 times as the team reached the second group phase.

After Portugal’s unsuccessful 2002 World Cup campaign, Andrade was snapped up by then-big-spending Deportivo La Coruña in a move that cost the Galicians in excess of 12 million.[1]

On 21 April 2004, during a UEFA Champions League semi-finals match against former team Porto, Andrade was sent off by referee Markus Merk for a kick on Deco. The gesture was of a friendly nature, but Merk was eluded by it, and immediately sent Andrade off.[2][3]He was forced to serve a one-match ban.[4]

Andrade signed for Juventus in summer 2007, for approximately €10 million.[5] In a match against Roma on 23 September 2007, he badly broke his left kneecap and missed the rest of the 2007–08 season.[6]

In the team's 2008 pre-season, Andrade suffered the same injury[7] and missed the entire 2008-09 season. In a press release dated 7 August, Juventus stated:

"On 9 July 2008, during a training session at Pinzolo, the player Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade was the victim of another serious injury to his left knee (relapse of the fracture of the rotula) operated twice in the past season. A new osteosynthesis operation was thus needed. The post-surgery prognosis is a number of months. Given the impossibility for the player to recover to play professionally, the company has proceeded to fully write down the residual book value of the player's registration rights with a negative effect on the 2007-08 financial year for €6.8 million."[8]

That was the third in a year and the fourth left knee surgery Andrade had in his career. The Turin-based club wrote off his salary as well as part of the transfer fee for the fiscal year, though Andrade has stated he hopes to return playing at the highest level.

On 8 April 2009, Juventus and Andrade reached an agreement, and the player's remaining contract was canceled, leaving him free to find another club.[9][10] After being released from Juventus, he went on trial to Málaga, but he was not given a contract and was again free to search a new club. [11] He is currently being linked to join championship side Swansea City

Club statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portugal League Cup of Portugal Portuguese League Cup Europe Total
1997–98 Estrela da Amadora Portuguese League 5 1
1998–99 17 2
1999–00 31 0
2000–01 Porto Portuguese League 20 1
2001–02 32 2
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
2002–03 Deportivo La Coruña Spanish League 11 0 6 0 4 0
2003–04 37 0 11 0
2004–05 35 1 7 0
2005–06 18 1
2006–07 22 0
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2007–08 Juventus Italian League 4 0 1 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Portugal 105 6
Spain 123 2
Italy 4 0
Career Total 232 8

International career

Andrade made his debut for Portugal in April 2001, and was part of the nation's squads at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004, scoring three goals in 50 caps.[12]

He appeared in five games during the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign, collecting his last cap on 22 August 2007 against Armenia. During 2004 he scored an own goal at the Euro 2004 Semi-Finals Against Netherlands in there 2-1 win

Personal life

Andrade, along with fellow Portuguese internationals Miguel, Nani, and Nélson, is a descendant from the Cape Verde islands, previously a Portuguese colony. He visited his homeland in 2006 and did some work with grassroots football during his stay.


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Simple English

Jorge Andrade
Personal information
Full name Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade
Date of birth 9 April 1978 (1978-04-09) (age 32)
Place of birth    Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior clubs
Years Club
Estrela da Amadora
Deportivo La Coruña
National team
2001-2007 Portugal

Jorge Andrade (born 9 April 1978) is a Portuguese football player. He has played for Portugal national team.

Club career statistics


Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
1997/98Estrela da AmadoraPortuguese Liga51
2000/01PortoPortuguese Liga201
2002/03Deportivo La CoruñaLa Liga110
2007/08JuventusSerie A40
CountryPortugal 1056
Spain 1232
Italy 40
Total 2328

International career statistics

Portugal national team



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