José Mota (Portuguese footballer, born 1964)
|Full name||José Albano Ferreira da Mota|
|Date of birth||25 February 1964|
|Place of birth||Paredes, Portugal|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1996–1999||Paços Ferreira (assistant)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After humble beginnings with Aliados do Lordelo FC, Mota went on to spend nearly a decade at F.C. Paços de Ferreira, often leading the club as its captain. After retiring, he immediately joined their coaching staff, being promoted to head manager in 1999; in 2004, he had a short stint with C.D. Santa Clara in the Azores, but returned to Paços shortly after.
In the 2006–07 season, Mota led Paços de Ferreira to the UEFA Cup for the first time after a sixth-place finish in the league. The northerners would subsequently lose in the first round of the European competition against AZ Alkmaar, 0–1 on aggregate.
Mota returned to active in November 2010, being appointed at C.F. Os Belenenses who was struggling in the second division and eventually narrowly avoided relegation. Between February 2012 and October of the following year, he coached Vitória de Setúbal in the top level.
- End of the road for Jose Mota; PortuGOAL, 9 February 2010