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"Barboza.... called her Chasers ‘talentless hags’, a comment he later insisted had been taken out of context."
--  from the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm)

José Barboza

Quidditch team manager for Brazil’s National Team (2014).

Barboza managed the Brazilian team that went all the way to the finals of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm).

Having unwisely spoken to journalist Rita Skeeter before the tournament, an ongoing feud ensued between Barboza and his Welsh counterpart, Gwenog Jones, after he called her Chasers "talentless hags." Jones promised to curse his face off - and successfully did so - after Brazil beat Wales in the quarter-finals. However, thanks to efforts of the Healers, Barboza's skin was almost fully regrown later that day (Pm).

Barboza was praised in Ludo Bagman's feature article in the Daily Prophet for finding and bringing together such a young and talented Quidditch side. Having won their matches against Haiti, Wales and the USA, they lost in the final to Bulgaria after a spectacular Snitch capture by Viktor Krum (Pm).

Skills

Recognising and developing young Quidditch players with potential

Commentary

Etymology

José is the Portuguese and Spanish version of the name Joseph, which derives from Latin Ioseph, via Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), and ultimately from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef), meaning "he will add" (Behind the Name).
Barboza is the Portuguese variant of the Spanish surname Barbosa, which is a geographical/topographic name from barba ("a type of plant") plus oso ("place rich in this plant") (Ancestry).

Notes

As he comes from Brazil, Barboza may have attended the Castelobruxo Wizarding School.

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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