Joao Jose

Joao Jose

Joao Jose
AJ Fonte Bastardo
Birth Date
Birth Place
195 cm
87 kg
Tennis, Basket

Joao Jose was born in Portimao in 1978, where he started to play at the age of 16 in Che Lagoense. 3 years later he moved to the Madeira Island where he played in the following years for AD Machico and CS Maritimo. Afterwards returned to the mainland in 2003 where he played one year for Castelo da Maia winning the national championship. In 2004 he started to play for Vfb Friedrichshafen (GER), team with which he won 7 national titles, 5 national cups and also the European Champions League title in 2006/07. He returned to Portugal in 2013 to play for AJ Fonte Bastardo the 2nd top ranked team in Portugal. João Jose is, without question, the most international Portuguese volleyball player and with the most success at European level. The 195-cm middle-blocker plays for the senior national team since the year 2000, is their captain and support of their offensive (attack) and defensive (block) playing system. In 2002, when Portugal was ranked 8th in the World Championships he was considered the best blocker of the event and integrated the Super Seven Selection. Amongst his best results in the national team are the 5th place in the 2005 World League, the 10th place in the 2005 European Championships and the European League Champions title conquered in 2010.


  • Position Middle blocker
  • Selection Olympic (0) - W.C. (9) - Other (231)
  • International Debut Prievidza, Slovakia
  • Club Debut Che Lagoense
  • Current Club AJ Fonte Bastardo
  • Spike 352
  • Block 345