José Mota (Portuguese footballer, born 1964)

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José Mota
Personal information
Full name José Albano Ferreira da Mota
Date of birth (1964-02-25) 25 February 1964
Place of birth Paredes, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Feirense (coach)
Youth career
1978–1980 Aliados Lordelo
1980–1982 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1987 Aliados Lordelo
1987–1996 Paços Ferreira 182 (4)
Teams managed
1996–1999 Paços Ferreira (assistant)
1999–2004 Paços Ferreira
2004 Santa Clara
2004–2008 Paços Ferreira
2008–2010 Leixões
2010–2012 Belenenses
2012–2013 Vitória Setúbal
2014–2015 Gil Vicente
2016– Feirense

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

José Albano Ferreira da Mota (born 25 February 1964 in Paredes) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played mainly as a right back, and the current manager of C.D. Feirense.

Football career

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.

In July 2008, Mota left Paços and joined Leixões S.C. also in the Primeira Liga. On 9 February 2010, with the Matosinhos team ranking second from bottom, he was sacked.[1]

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.


  1. End of the road for Jose Mota; PortuGOAL, 9 February 2010
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