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José Alexandre da Silva Baptista (born 17 February 1941) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a defender.

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Alexandre Baptista - Sporting CP


Club career

Born in Barreiro, Setúbal District, Baptista played his entire professional career, which spanned 11 years, with Sporting Clube de Portugal, winning five major titles whilst being first-choice in four of those. He took the pitch as the Lisbon side defeated MTK Budapest FC to conquer the 1963–64 edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Baptista retired from the game at the end of the 1970–71 season, aged just 30. He remained connected to his only club, in directorial capacities.

International career

Baptista earned 11 caps for Portugal, making his debut in the Taça das Nações match against England on 4 June 1964. He participated at the 1966 FIFA World Cup finals, playing five matches for the third-placed team.

Personal life

Still as an active player, Baptista majored in economics, going on to act as commercial director for several companies.

Club

  • Primeira Liga: 1965–66, 1969–70
  • Taça de Portugal: 1962–63, 1970–71
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1963–64
  • International

    Portugal
  • FIFA World Cup: Third-place 1966
  • References

    Alexandre Baptista Wikipedia


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