Jorge Jesus

  • Date of birth : 24/07/1954
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Jorge Jesus

SL Benfica
Jorge Jesus
Jorge Jesus enjoyed a successful first season at the Benfica helm ©Getty Images

Jorge Jesus

SL Benfica

Date of birth: 24 July 1954
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing Career: Sporting Clube de Portugal, GD Peniche, SC Olhanense, CF Os Belenenses, GD Riopele, Juventude SC, UD Leiria, Vitória FC, SC Farense, CF Estrela da Amadora, Benfica e Castelo Branco, SR Almancilense
Coaching career: Amora FC, FC Felgueiras, CF Estrela da Amadora (twice), Vitória FC, Vitória SC, Moreirense FC, UD Leiria, CF Os Belenenses, SC Braga, SL Benfica

• A midfielder at Sporting, Jesus enjoyed a long if low-key career with a number of smaller Portuguese sides before moving into coaching with fourth division Amora after hanging up his boots in 1989, leading them to a title.

• More success followed at Felgueiras, whom he led from the third division to the Liga in successive seasons, though they were relegated in their third campaign under his command in 1995/96.

• Further Liga experience came at hometown side Estrela da Amadora, Setúbal and Guimarães, though he endured another relegation with Moreirense in 2004/05. In 2006/07, he guided Belenenses to fifth place and the Portuguese Cup final, where despite losing to Sporting they earned a place in the UEFA Cup.

• Even better followed at Braga in 2008/09 as he guided them to UEFA Intertoto Cup success and subsequently the UEFA Cup round of 16. A fifth-place Liga finish prompted Benfica to lure him back to Lisbon in 2009 and Jesus rewarded their faith with the league title and League Cup in his debut campaign.

• After completing a hat-trick of Portuguese League Cup triumphs in 2012, Jesus's Benfica came tantalisingly close to an even bigger hat-trick in 2013, only to finish runners-up in both the Portuguese Liga and Cup and lose the UEFA Europa League final to Chelsea FC. Despite that disappointment, he signed a two-year contract extension in June 2013.

Last updated: 22/11/13 15.31CET

Match log

14.09.2010UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenfica2-0 (W)H. Tel-Aviv
29.09.2010UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSchalke2-0 (L)Benfica
20.10.2010UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLyon2-0 (L)Benfica
02.11.2010UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenfica4-3 (W)Lyon
24.11.2010UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageH. Tel-Aviv3-0 (L)Benfica
07.12.2010UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenfica1-2 (L)Schalke
The home team is listed first.
Last updated: 18/01/2011 10:20 CET

General info

  • Name: Jorge Jesus
  • Date of birth: 24/07/1954
  • Country: Portugal
  • Club: Benfica (Portugal POR)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Champions League 2010/11

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    18/07/98: Ruch Chorzów 1-1 Amadora

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 08/12/2010 05:34 CET