Roque Junior

Date of birth31 August 1976
Place of birthSanta Rita do Sapucai
NationalityBrazilian
Weight73 kg
Height1.86 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Full name is: Jose Vitor Roque Junior.

Roque Junior cost £11million when he moved to AC Milan in the summer of 2000.

A tall, strong central defender, he often partners Alessandro Costacurta at the heart of Carlo Ancelotti's team.

The highlight of his international career so far has been his goal in the World Cup qualifier against Colombia.

He made his name at Palmeiras where Luiz Felipe Scolari was his coach for two years.

Although a perceived lack of pace maybe his undoing against opponents of the very highest order, he is good on the ball and covers well.

He played in the 2002 World Cup Final victory against Germany, and missed only one of their games in Japan and South Korea.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sao Jose 01 Mar 1994 01 Mar 1995
Palmeiras 01 Mar 1995 01 Jul 2000
AC Milan 01 Jul 2000
Leeds United 31 Aug 2003 22 Jan 2004 L
Siena 26 Jan 2004 31 May 2004 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 AC Milan Serie A 22
3
2000-01 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 7
1
1
2001-02 AC Milan Serie A 11
7
3
2001-02 AC Milan UEFA Cup 8
1
3
2002-03 AC Milan Serie A 4
2
2002-03 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 1
1
2003-04 Leeds United League Cup 2
2
1
2003-04 Leeds United Premier League 5
1
1
2003-04 Siena Serie A 3
2
2004-05 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 19
3
1
2005-06 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 15
1
2
1
2006-07 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga
1
2007-08 MSV Duisburg Bundesliga 4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 Aug 2000 Dinamo Zagreb v AC Milan W 0-3
Agg: 1-6
UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
15 Oct 2000 Bologna v AC Milan L 2-1 Serie A 2
18 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Barcelona D 3-3 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Juventus D 2-2 Serie A 3
24 Oct 2000 Besiktas v AC Milan W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group H
08 Nov 2000 AC Milan v Leeds United D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Nov 2000 AC Milan v Galatasaray D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group B
25 Nov 2000 AC Milan v Napoli W 1-0 Serie A 8
03 Dec 2000 Udinese v AC Milan W 0-1 Serie A 9
06 Dec 2000 Deportivo La Coruña v AC Milan W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
10 Dec 2000 AC Milan v Lecce W 4-1 Serie A 10
17 Dec 2000 Verona v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 11
23 Dec 2000 AC Milan v Perugia L 1-2 Serie A 12
07 Jan 2001 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 2-2 Serie A 13
21 Jan 2001 AC Milan v AS Roma W 3-2 Serie A 15
28 Jan 2001 Brescia v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 16
04 Feb 2001 AC Milan v Reggina W 1-0 Serie A 17
11 Feb 2001 Vicenza v AC Milan L 2-0 Serie A 18
14 Feb 2001 AC Milan v Paris St Germain D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
17 Feb 2001 AC Milan v Bologna D 3-3 Serie A 19
25 Feb 2001 Juventus v AC Milan L 3-0 Serie A 20
10 Mar 2001 Atalanta v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 22
13 Mar 2001 AC Milan v Deportivo La Coruña D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
14 Apr 2001 AC Milan v Udinese W 3-0 Serie A 26
22 Apr 2001 Lecce v AC Milan D 3-3 Serie A 27
11 May 2001 Inter Milano v AC Milan W 0-6 Serie A 30
17 May 2001 AC Milan v Fiorentina L 1-2 Serie A 31
27 May 2001 AS Roma v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 32
10 Jun 2001 AC Milan v Brescia D 1-1 Serie A 33
17 Jun 2001 Reggina v AC Milan L 2-1 Serie A 34
09 Sep 2001 AC Milan v Fiorentina D 0-0 Serie A 2
16 Sep 2001 Udinese v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 3
20 Sep 2001 FC Bate Borisov v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
27 Sep 2001 AC Milan v FC Bate Borisov D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2001 Perugia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 5
14 Oct 2001 AC Milan v Venezia D 0-0 Serie A 7
18 Oct 2001 AC Milan v CSKA Sofiya D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Nov 2001 CSKA Sofiya v AC Milan D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Nov 2001 Torino v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 10
25 Nov 2001 Parma v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 12
06 Dec 2001 Sporting Lisboa v AC Milan D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
16 Dec 2001 AS Roma v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 15
20 Jan 2002 Fiorentina v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 19
10 Feb 2002 AC Milan v Perugia D 0-0 Serie A 22
16 Feb 2002 AC Milan v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 23
19 Feb 2002 Roda JC v AC Milan W 0-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
24 Feb 2002 Venezia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 24
28 Feb 2002 AC Milan v Roda JC L 0-1
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
03 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 25
10 Mar 2002 Bologna v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 26
14 Mar 2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv v AC Milan L 1-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
17 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Torino D 0-0 Serie A 27
24 Mar 2002 Piacenza v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 28
04 Apr 2002 Borussia Dortmund v AC Milan L 4-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
07 Apr 2002 Chievo Verona v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 30
14 Apr 2002 Juventus v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 31
21 Apr 2002 AC Milan v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 32
14 Aug 2002 AC Milan v Slovan Liberec D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
09 Feb 2003 Perugia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 20
03 May 2003 AC Milan v Como D 0-0 Serie A 31
10 May 2003 Brescia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 32
17 May 2003 AC Milan v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 33
28 May 2003 AC Milan v Juventus D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Brazil International Friendly 1
1999-00 Brazil Kings Cup 2
2
2000-01 Brazil FIFA World Cup 4
1
2
2000-01 Brazil International Friendly 1
2001-02 Brazil Copa America 3
1
1
2001-02 Brazil FIFA World Cup 10
4
2001-02 Brazil International Friendly 5
2003-04 Brazil FIFA World Cup 7
2003-04 Brazil International Friendly 3
1
2004-05 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup 4
2
2004-05 Brazil FIFA World Cup 6
2
2004-05 Brazil International Friendly 2
2005-06 Brazil FIFA World Cup 1
1
2005-06 Brazil International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Oct 1999 Netherlands v Brazil D 2-2 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Thailand v Brazil W 0-7 Kings Cup
18 Jul 2000 Paraguay v Brazil L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Jul 2000 Brazil v Argentina W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Nov 2000 Brazil v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Mar 2001 USA v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Ecuador v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
01 Jul 2001 Uruguay v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Jul 2001 Brazil v Mexico L 0-1 Copa America Group B
15 Jul 2001 Brazil v Peru W 2-0 Copa America Group B
18 Jul 2001 Brazil v Paraguay W 3-1 Copa America Group B
09 Aug 2001 Brazil v Panama W 5-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2001 Brazil v Paraguay W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
05 Sep 2001 Argentina v Brazil L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Nov 2001 Brazil v Venezuela W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
27 Mar 2002 Brazil v Yugoslavia W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Portugal v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Catalonia v Brazil W 1-3 Unofficial
25 May 2002 Malaysia v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
08 Jun 2002 Brazil v China PR W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
17 Jun 2002 Brazil v Belgium W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 England v Brazil W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
30 Jun 2002 Brazil v Germany W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Final
07 Sep 2003 Colombia v Brazil W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America
10 Sep 2003 Brazil v Ecuador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
11 Oct 2003 Jamaica v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
16 Nov 2003 Peru v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America
18 Nov 2003 Brazil v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup South America
18 Feb 2004 Republic of Ireland v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Paraguay v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America
28 Apr 2004 Hungary v Brazil W 1-4 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 Brazil v Argentina W 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America
06 Jun 2004 Chile v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America
18 Aug 2004 Haiti v Brazil W 0-6 International Friendly
05 Sep 2004 Brazil v Bolivia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America
07 Sep 2004 Germany v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Venezuela v Brazil W 2-5 FIFA World Cup South America
13 Oct 2004 Brazil v Colombia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America
17 Nov 2004 Ecuador v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
05 Jun 2005 Brazil v Paraguay W 4-1 FIFA World Cup South America
08 Jun 2005 Argentina v Brazil L 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America
16 Jun 2005 Brazil v Greece W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
19 Jun 2005 Mexico v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
25 Jun 2005 Germany v Brazil W 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 2005 Brazil v Argentina W 4-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
09 Oct 2005 Bolivia v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America
12 Nov 2005 United Arab Emirates v Brazil W 0-8 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.