Joaquim Ferraz
Joaquim Ferraz
Joaquim Ferraz
● Joaquim Ferraz, 1999 (PAN)


Joaquim Miguel Leitao de Freitas Ferraz was born on Thursday, 16th May, 1974, in Baltar, Paredes Municipality.

The 6' 5 (13st 5lbs) forward joined Dick Campbell's Thistle for a trial period in July, 2005, having most recently been with Qīngdǎo Zhōngnéng.

Aged 31, he made his only appearance on Wednesday, 20th July, 2005, in a 0-0 friendly draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

There were no goals for Joaquim in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Paredes, Lamego, Belenenses, Paços de Ferreira, Gil Vicente, Dundee United, Marítimo, Penafiel, Qīngdǎo Zhōngnéng, Partick Thistle, Dunfermline Athletic, Espinho, Marco, Maia, Moreirense, Lousada and Salgueiros 08.

Bio Extra

He was born Joaquim Miguel Leitão de Freitas Ferraz, but was more commonly known as… Quim. Steady. You can get that on scrabble by the way!

Ferraz began his career with Belenenses, making two league appearances in his debut season. In 1996, he moved to Paços de Ferreira, where he managed nine league goals from 31 games. The following year saw a brief spell at Gil Vicente before two seasons back at Belenenses. In July 1999, Ferraz moved on a Bosman transfer to Scottish side Dundee United, and made an instant impact by scoring a late debut winner against city rivals Dundee. Despite scoring three in his first four games, Ferraz fell out of form and finished the season with six from 28 appearances.

In 2000, he moved back to Portugal with Marítimo and spent the next three seasons with Os Leões (The Lions), netting 13 goals from 41 league games. Ferraz then moved clubs from season to season, spending 2003–04 with Penafiel and 2004–05 in China with Qingdao Zhongneng. In July 2005, he had the chance to return to Scottish football, but his trials with Dunfermline Athletic and Partick Thistle brought no contract. A move to Sporting Espinho followed, with a short spell at Marco, before his move to Maia.


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