|Place of birth Braga, Portugal|
Name Paulo Soares
Height 1.85 m
|Full name Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes|
Date of birth (1980-06-16) 16 June 1980 (age 35)
Current team Doxa Katokopias F.C.
Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes (born 16 June 1980), known as Paulo Jorge, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender.
He played until the age of 29 with Braga, appearing in 166 official games over the course of seven Primeira Liga seasons. Subsequently, he competed professionally in Cyprus.
Born in Braga, Paulo Jorge played for hometown club S.C. Braga for the vast majority of his career, which he began as a professional in the 2002–03 season. From his early Primeira Liga debuts, he was awarded team captaincy.
Although a defensive player, Paulo Jorge scored five league goals in the 2006–07 campaign to help the club finish fourth, as well as two in the UEFA Cup, against Tottenham Hotspur and A.C. Chievo Verona. In 2008–09, he was absent for the vast majority of the games due to several surgeries to repair a foot ailment; his return only took place on 1 May 2009 against Rio Ave FC (0–0), and it was the only match he played in the season.
On 10 June 2009, the board of APOEL FC announced the signing of Paulo Jorge on a two-year deal. In his first year, he won the Cypriot Super Cup and appeared in three group stage matches in their first participation in the UEFA Champions League.
On 12 May 2011, after helping APOEL win the national championship, 31-year-old Paulo Jorge renewed his contract for another year. The following campaign, he featured in nine Champions League contests, in the side's surprising run to the quarter-finals.
On 13 May 2012, Paulo Jorge signed a two-year contract with another team in the country, Anorthosis Famagusta FC.