- Roque Júnior
Football player infobox
playername = Roque Júnior
fullname = José Vítor Roque Jr.
height = height|m=1.88
nickname = The 'G', Rocky Junior
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1976|8|31
Santa Rita do Sapucaí
position = Defender
years = 1994
clubs = São José
→ Siena "(loan)"
Bayer Leverkusen MSV Duisburg Al Rayyan
caps(goals) = 47 (1)
nationalyears = 1999–2006
nationalteam = Brazil
nationalcaps(goals) = 50 (2)
pcupdate = 31/10/2006
ntupdate = 31/10/2006
José Vítor Roque Jr. (born
August 31, 1976) is a Brazilian footballer who was part of the 2002 World Cup winning team, he currently plays for Palmeiras.
He has played for São José,
Palmeiras, A.C. Milan, Leeds United F.C., A.C. Siena, Bayer Leverkusenand MSV Duisburg. His greatest success in club football came with playing for A.C. Milan, with whom he won the 2003 UEFA Champions League. Although successful on the international stage for Brazil, he did not make it on the Brazilian roster for the 2006 FIFA World Cupdue to injury. He is devoted to helping São José Esporte Clube's youth players with a project called "Projeto Primeira Camisa" in English "Project First Jersey".cite web | title =Roque Júnior assina contrato de parceria com o São José| url=http://esportes.terra.com.br/futebol/europeu2005/interna/0,,OI798846-EI5335,00.html | accessdate =2008-09-19 | date =2005-12-15 | publisher=Terra |language=Portuguese]
His loan spell at Leeds was extremely mixed. He played 7 games for the club, during which they conceded 24 goals. He also was sent off on his home debut against
Birmingham City. However, he did score two goals in a Worthington Cup game against Manchester United(Leeds lost 3-2).
FIFA World Cup: 2002
UEFA Champions League: 2003
* [http://www.sambafoot.com/en/players/31_Roque_Junior.html All about Roque Junior on sambafoot.com]
* [http://www.leverkusen.com/whoiswho/whoiswho.php4?view=RoqueJun Leverkusen-whoiswho (German)]
* [http://www.primeiracamisa.com.br/home.asp Primeira Camisa]
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