Jacques Pereira

Personal information
Full name Jacques Pereira
Date of birth (1955-02-03) 3 February 1955
Place of birth Casablanca, Morocco
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1970–1973 Lusitano
1973–1974 Farense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1976 Farense 32 (12)
1976–1979 Famalicão
1979–1981 Braga 51 (19)
1981–1985 Porto 62 (33)
1985–1987 Braga 30 (5)
1987–1988 Covilhã 21 (2)
1988–1991 Lusitano 45 (4)
1991–1992 Castromarinense
National team
1981 Portugal 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jacques Pereira (born 3 February 1955), known simply as Jacques, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career

Born in Casablanca, Morocco to Portuguese parents, Jacques arrived in the Primeira Liga with S.C. Braga, in the 1979–80 campaign. His performances there attracted the attention of FC Porto, still without Fernando Gomes who had left for a two-year "exile" at Sporting de Gijón in Spain.

In his first season at Porto, Jacques topped the scoring charts at 26 goals, although the northern team came out empty in silverware. Such performances earned him his sole cap for Portugal, which consisted of 45 minutes in a 2–5 friendly loss to Bulgaria in Haskovo.

Leaving Porto in 1985, barred by returned Gomes, Jacques moved back to Braga for two more seasons, then played one year with S.C. Covilhã also in the top level. He eventually retired in 1992 at 37, after three years with Lusitano Futebol Clube – also his first club – and amateurs U.D. Castromarinense.

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