Rui Jordão

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Rui Jordão
Rui Jordão (1972).jpg
Jordão in 1972
Personal information
Full name Rui Manuel Trindade Jordão
Date of birth (1952-08-09)9 August 1952
Place of birth Benguela, Angola
Date of death 18 October 2019(2019-10-18) (aged 67)
Place of death Cascais, Portugal
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Sporting Benguela
1970–1971 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1976 Benfica 90 (63)
1976–1977 Zaragoza 33 (14)
1977–1987 Sporting CP 207 (137)
1987–1989 Vitória Setúbal 60 (12)
Total 390 (226)
National team
1971 Portugal U18 7 (1)
1973 Portugal U21 2 (0)
1972–1989 Portugal 43 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rui Manuel Trindade Jordão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁuj ʒuɾˈðɐ̃w̃]; 9 August 1952 – 18 October 2019) was a Portuguese footballer. He played with Benfica and Sporting for most of his career. He won the Silver Ball award twice, once with each team.

Jordão represented the Portugal national team for 16 years from 1972 through 1989.

Jordão died on 18 October 2019 while at a hospital in Cascais, Portugal due to heart disease at the age of 67.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FPF destaca Rui Jordão como figura ímpar" [PFF highlights Rui Jordão as a peerless figure]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 18 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.