Jordão Diogo

Jordão da Encarnação Tackey Diogo (born 12 November 1985) is a São Toméan professional footballer who plays as a left back or a left midfielder for English club Needham Market.

Jordão Diogo
Personal information
Full name Jordão da Encarnação Tackey Diogo
Date of birth (1985-11-12) 12 November 1985
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Needham Market
Youth career
1997–1998 Benfica
1998–1999 Olivais Sul
1999–2003 Casa Pia
2003–2004 Alverca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Alverca 0 (0)
2004–2005Carregado (loan)
2005–2006 Chelmsford City 10 (0)
2006–2007 Lewes
2007–2008 Aveley
2008–2012 KR Reykjavík 46 (1)
2010–2012Panserraikos (loan) 41 (1)
2012–2013 Panachaiki 9 (0)
2013–2014 Panthrakikos 33 (0)
2014–2015 Vitória Setúbal 0 (0)
2014–2015Kerkyra (loan) 22 (1)
2015–2017 Kerkyra 39 (1)
2018–2019 Levadiakos 23 (0)
2019– Needham Market
National team
2015– São Tomé and Príncipe 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2017

Club career

Born in Lisbon of São Tomé and Príncipe descent,[1] Diogo made his senior debut in 2005 with A.D. Carregado in the fourth division, on loan from F.C. Alverca. After one season he moved to England, going on to play semi-professional football in the country with Chelmsford City, Lewes and Aveley.

In 2008, Diogo had his first top flight experience, joining Iceland's KR Reykjavík. He was part of the squad that won the national championship in 2011 but only appeared in two league games, also spending two seasons on loan to Greek club Panserraikos F.C.[2] where he was sidelined for two months with a knee injury contracted in early November 2010.[3]

On 23 August 2012, already as a free agent, Diogo signed for three years with Panachaiki F.C. in the Greek second division.[4] He competed mostly in the country's Superleague in the following years after a fleeting spell at Vitória F.C. in Portugal,[5] representing in the competition Panthrakikos FC, PAE Kerkyra[6] and Levadiakos FC.[7]

International career

In October 2015, Diogo was called up by São Tomé and Príncipe for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia.[8] He made his debut on the 11th, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–3 away loss.

References

  1. "Jordão Diogo no Panachaiki da Grécia" [Jordão Diogo in Panachaiki of Greece] (in Portuguese). Téla Nón. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  2. Jonsson, Thorsteinn (23 August 2010). "Jordao Diogo til Panserraikos (Staðfest) – Framlengir við KR" [Jordao Diogo to Panserraikos (confirmed) – Renews at KR] (in Icelandic). Reykjavik: Fotbolti. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  3. "Δοκιμάζεται ο Σιλά" [Sila on trial] (in Greek). Sport 24. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  4. "Ροσονέρι" ο Ντιόγο Ζορντάο [Diogo Jordão a red-and-black] (in Greek). Sport Day. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  5. "Vitória de Setúbal contrata defesa João Diogo" [Vitória de Setúbal hire defender João Diogo] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  6. "Ανακοίνωσε Ντιόγκο η Κέρκυρα" [Diogo announced at Kerkyra] (in Greek). Contra. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  7. ""Κλεισμένος" από τον Λεβαδειακό ο Ντιόγκο" [Diogo "sealed" at Levadiakos] (in Greek). Sport 24. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  8. Διεθνής κλήση για τον Diogo [International callup for Diogo] (in Greek). PAE Kerkyra. October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
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