Palhinha (footballer, born 1967)

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Full name Jorge Ferreira da Silva
Date of birth (1967-12-14) December 14, 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Second striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 América (MG)
1992–1995 São Paulo 56 (14)
1996–1997 Cruzeiro 26 (10)
1997 Mallorca 9 (0)
1998 Flamengo
1998–1999 Grêmio 7 (1)
1999 Botafogo-SP 11 (2)
2000 América (MG)
2000 Sporting Cristal
2001 Gama 9 (2)
2001 Alianza Lima
2002 Marília
2002 América (MG)
2003 Khaimah Sports
2003 Uberaba
2004 Bandeirante
2004 Ipatinga
2005 Chapecoense
2005 Farroupilha
2006 Guarulhos
National team
1992–1993 Brazil[1] 16 (5)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Jorge Ferreira da Silva, commonly known as Palhinha (born in Carangola, Minas Gerais, 14 December 1967), is a retired Brazilian footballer.

Clubs career

Palhinha played for São Paulo in the golden years of 1992 and 1993 – alongside star players like Raí, Leonardo, Toninho Cerezo and Müller – to win the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup twice, in 1992 and 1993. In 1992, he also was the top scorer of the Copa Libertadores, with 7 goals.

He also conquered the São Paulo State Championship in 1992 against the Palmeiras, and later became the double champions of Recopa Sudamericana in 1993 and 1994 against Cruzeiro and Botafogo, respectively. Moreover, he helped São Paulo beat Flamengo to triumph Supercopa Libertadores in 1993.

In 2001 he helped Alianza Lima to win the Apertura Championship in its centennial year. This feat was obtained under Brazilian manager Paulo Autuori.

With Cruzeiro he again won the Copa Libertadores in 1997.

International career

During his golden era at São Paulo, Palhinha was selected to Brazil national team. He played for his country for 16 times, but was not managed to be selected again since 1993.


Club titles

Individual honours


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