|Full name||Jorge de Amorim Campos|
|Date of birth||17 August 1964|
|Place of birth||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|Ponte Preta (Manager)|
|2000–2001||Vasco da Gama||28||(2)|
|2015–2016||Vasco da Gama|
|2018||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
A quick, technically gifted, and hard-working full-back, he is regarded as one of the best full-backs of his generation, and as one of the greatest Brazilian defenders of all time. He played in his country for five different clubs, and also spent six years in Germany, namely with Bayern Munich; additionally, he was part of the Brazilian team that won the 1994 World Cup.
In 1989, he went overseas, joining German Bundesliga outfit Bayer 04 Leverkusen. With most teams in the country playing in a 5–3–2 or 3–5–2 formation, his tremendous offensive ability was put to good use, and he scored five goals for Bayer during his third and final season.
Staying in the country, Jorginho signed with league giants FC Bayern Munich in 1992–93, backed by a defensive line which included Olaf Thon, Thomas Helmer and later Lothar Matthäus. He won the national title in his second year but, after the loan return of Markus Babbel, a central defender which also operated on the right flank, was restricted to just ten league contests in 1994–95.
After still appearing with success for J. League's Kashima Antlers, winning both the league and MVP titles in 1996, Jorginho returned to Brazil and played until 39, with São Paulo FC, CR Vasco da Gama and Fluminense Football Club. In 2001, he paired at Vasco with both Romário and Bebeto, but did not seem to get along with the pair.
In the latter edition, he played all the matches as the nation emerged victorious. Jorginho was booked in the second-round match against the United States, but was named in the All-Star squad a few days later. He contributed two assists in the tournament, including a cross in the semifinals against Sweden that helped Romário score the winning goal. He also performed solidly against Italy in the final, including a play in which he freed himself from a double-team. However, he got injured after just twenty minutes of play, and was replaced by Cafú.
In 2006, Jorginho was hired as the head coach of first side América. However, on 31 July of that same year, he was hired as Brazil's assistant, joining the staff of former national side teammate Dunga. In two 2008 friendlies, he took over for the head manager, following Dunga's dismissal in the previous game and subsequent ban from the Brazilian Football Confederation; he led the team to two 1–0 wins, against the Republic of Ireland and Sweden. Both left the national team following the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal loss against Holland.
Jorginho started his managerial career with his first club America in 2005. In the following year, he was appointed Dunga's assistant at the Brazil national team, remaining with the role until 2010.
On 21 December 2011, Jorginho left Figueira and was named at the helm of Kashima Antlers, a club he already represented as a player. He returned to Brazil on 17 March 2013, being appointed Flamengo manager, but was sacked on 6 June.
Jorginho was subsequently in charge of Ponte Preta and Al-Wasl before being named manager of former club Vasco on 16 August 2015. Despite failing to avoid relegation, he was maintained and won the 2016 Campeonato Carioca; after achieving immediate promotion, he resigned on 28 November 2016.
On 1 June 2017 Jorginho was appointed manager of Bahia, but his reign only lasted nearly two months. The following 21 May he replaced fired Marcelo Chamusca at the helm of Ceará, but resigned on 4 June after alleging "personal reasons"; the day after his resignation, he was announced back at Vasco.
Jorginho was fired on 13 August 2018, after only 10 matches.
Jorginho is a born-again Christian. Alongside compatriots Cláudio Taffarel and Bismarck – also footballers – he was featured sharing his faith in a special version of the film Jesus, produced and distributed during the 1998 World Cup.
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