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Rui Jorge
Personal information
Full name Rui Jorge Sousa Dias Macedo Oliveira
Date of birth March 27, 1973 (1973-03-27) (age 36)
Place of birth    Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1981–1991 FC Porto
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Rio Ave (loan)
FC Porto
Sporting CP
31 (2)
85 (2)
192 (5)
15 (0)   
National team
1993–2004 Portugal 45 (1)
Teams managed
2009 Belenenses

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is De Sousa Dias and the second is Macedo de Oliveira.

Rui Jorge de Sousa Dias Macedo de Oliveira (born March 27, 1973 in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto), known as Rui Jorge, is a former Portuguese footballer, who played as a left defender.


Club career

Having started playing professionally with F.C. Porto in 1992–93, Jorge moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal in July 1998. Never an undisputed starter with Porto, he did help the northern side to five national championships and three domestic cups.

Jorge remained with Sporting until June 2005, adding two leagues and the 2002 cup. He played his final season, 2005–06, with another Lisbon club, C.F. Os Belenenses, subsequently retiring from the game and joining his final club's youth teams staff.

In May 2009, he was appointed Belenenses' head coach for the final two matches of the season, taking over Jaime Pacheco after a 0–5 home loss against Sporting de Braga, with the club in last place. At the end of the campaign, he returned to the youth ranks.

International career

Rui Jorge played for the Portuguese U-21 side which lost the 1994 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 full caps, 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. He played at UEFA Euro 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2004.

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
1991-92 Rio Ave Portuguese League 31 2
1992-93 FC Porto Portuguese League 8 0
1993-94 23 0
1994-95 15 0
1995-96 22 2
1996-97 11 0
1997-98 6 0
1998-99 Sporting CP Portuguese League 26 2
1999-00 34 2
2000-01 32 0
2001-02 30 0
2002-03 22 1
2003-04 29 0
2004-05 19 0
2005-06 Belenenses Portuguese League 15 0
Total Portugal 323 9
Career Total 323 9


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