Former PSG coach Artur Jorge dies at 78

The Portuguese was on the Parisian bench twice, between 1991 and 1994 then in 1998-1999. He also won the C1 in 1987 with Porto.

France Télévisions – Sports Editorial


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Artur Jorge with Helder on December 8, 1998, at Camp des Loges.  (JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP)

Former player and coach Artur Jorge died on Thursday February 22 in Lisbon (Portugal) at the age of 78, his family announced. “It is with deep sadness that the family of Artur Jorge Braga de Melo Teixeira announces his death this morning in Lisbon, after a long illness. He died peacefully, surrounded by his closest family.”

He notably played on the bench of Paris Saint-Germain twice (1991-1994 and 1998-99), winning a French championship title in 1994 and a Coupe de France in 1993. He notably won the Coupe de France. European Champion Clubs (current Champions League) on the bench of FC Porto in 1987.

During a coaching career that began in 1980 and lasted 35 years, which took him to nine different countries, he was also coach of Portugal (1989-1991 and 1996-1997), Switzerland (1995 -1996) and Cameroon (2004-2006). In addition to PSG, Artur Jorge coached two other Ile-de-France clubs: the short-lived Matra Racing (1987-1989) and US Créteil, in Ligue 2 (2006-2007). He had not coached since leaving MC Alger in 2015.

“Artur Jorge is the greatest coach I have known. Erudite, cultured, passionate, strategist, uncompromising. With him, PSG grew very quickly.”greeted on X (ex-Twitter) Michel Denisot, president of the capital club during the Portuguese’s first visit.

As a player, Artur Jorge will remain associated with Benfica (1968-1975), where he played seven years as a striker and won four Portuguese championship titles. He twice finished top scorer in the national championship.

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