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Deco
Personal information
Full name Ánderson Luís de Souza
Date of birth August 27, 1977 (1977-08-27) (age 30)
Place of birth    São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Central Midfielder
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 19
Youth clubs
1995–1996 Nacional
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1996–1997
1997
1997–1998
1998–1999
1999–2004
2004–2008
2008–
Corinthians
Corinthians (AL)
FC Alverca
Salgueiros
FC Porto
FC Barcelona
Chelsea
002 0(0)
000 0(0)
032 (13)
009 0(2)
148 (32)
112 (13)
000 0(0)   
National team2
2003– Portugal 056 0(4)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 18:38, 30 June 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 16:09, 19 June 2008 (UTC).
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Anderson Luis de Souza, OIH (born August 27, 1977 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil) is a professional Portuguese Brazilian footballer widely known as "Deco". He plays internationally for Portugal and has recently signed for English club Chelsea. The Order of Infante D. Henrique (Portuguese: Ordem do Infante D. Henrique) is a Portuguese honorific order that distinguishes relevant services for Portugal, in the country or in foreign ones, in the expansion of the Portuguese culture, its history and its values. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Nickname: The Automobile Capital Coordinates:  - Mayor William Dib (PSB) Area    - City 407. ... Languages Portuguese Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Italo-Brazilians, German-Brazilians, Spanish Brazilians, Polish Brazilians and other European groups. ... Soccer redirects here. ... First International Spain 3 - 1 Portugal (Madrid, Spain; 18 November 1921) Largest win Portugal 8 - 0 Liechtenstein (Lisbon, Portugal; 18 November 1994) Portugal 8 - 0 Liechtenstein (Coimbra, Portugal; 9 June 1999) Portugal 8 - 0 Kuwait (Leiria, Portugal; 19 November 2003) Worst defeat Portugal 0 - 8 England (Lisbon, Portugal; 25 May... Current season Chelsea Football Club, IPA: , (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ...

Contents

Club career

Deco played for Porto and then moved to Barcelona. Last season he played a total of 34 games for Barcelona. He is currently at Chelsea.


Early career

Deco started off his career at Nacional Atlético Clube in the city of São Paulo, where he was spotted and signed by Corinthians. Despite making a couple of appearances for the Brazilian giant, he was deemed too feeble for professional football and was shipped off to Corinthians' franchise Corinthians Alagoano. Deco arrived in Portugal in 1997 at the age of 19 along with fellow Brazilian player Caju, after being acquired by Lisbon side SL Benfica along with the Corinthians Alagoano franchise[1]. Nacional Atlético Clube, usually known simply as Nacional, is a Brazilian football team, from the city of São Paulo, São Paulo state. ... Sport Club Corinthians Paulista is a Brazilian sports club, based in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, most known for its football team, is a traditional and popular Brazilian football club. ... Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano, or Corinthians Alagoano, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Maceió in Alagoas, founded on April 4, 1991. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Ivan Ivankov, Belarus Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: Romania June 8 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Dmitriy Kapitonov (RUS) 2:12:09 Womens Winner: Carla... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... Benfica redirects here. ...


Despite good showings in training, Benfica decided to loan Deco to the Portuguese Liga de Honra side FC Alverca where he played for a season. Deco performed well and was close to renewing his contract with Benfica and joining the main squad. However, the Lisbon club and the player's representative did not reach an agreement, as the then manager Graeme Souness did not believe that he would develop into a player worth keeping. Subsequently Deco was traded to Porto side S.C. Salgueiros in the 1998-99 season, playing 12 games and scoring two goals. His performances caught the eye of the FC Porto staff, and during the winter transfer window, he was sold to Porto. Benfica redirects here. ... The Portuguese Liga de Honra (League of honour) is the 2nd level football competition of the country. ... Futebol Clube de Alverca, or FC Alverca, is a former Portuguese football club, founded in 1939, and based in Alverca do Ribatejo. ... Benfica redirects here. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... Graeme James Souness (IPA: []) (born 6 May 1953 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. ... Oporto redirects here. ... Sport Comércio e Salgueiros (pron. ... The 1998/99 season of the Portuguese First Division began on August 21 and ended on May 30. ... FC Porto emblem (Larger version) Futebol Clube do Porto (short: FC Porto, FCP) is a Portuguese sports club, best known for its football section. ...


Porto

Under the guidance of José Mourinho, Deco was given the role of leading an ambitious Porto team. A key figure in the 2002-03 season, he scored 10 goals in 30 games, but nevertheless received seventeen yellow cards and one red card. Deco was one of the key players in Porto's UEFA Cup final 3-2 win over Celtic F.C. that year. In the 2003-04 season, Deco helped Porto recapture the national title and led the team to the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final in which Porto won 3-0 over Monaco, scoring the second goal of the match. He was the Champions League's top assist provider and also suffered the most fouls in the Champions League that season. That season, Deco won the UEFA Most Valuable Player, as well as the award for the best midfielder in the competition. José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (pronounced Mour-in-yo) (born 26 January 1963 in Setúbal) is a Portuguese football manager. ... ricardo quaresma ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The 2002-03 UEFA Cup was won by FC Porto. ... The Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club based in Glasgow, which currently plays in the Scottish Premier League. ... The 2003-2004 football season in Portuguese football was clearly dominated by FC Porto. ... The 2004 UEFA Champions League Final took place at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on May 26, 2004. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The UEFA Club Football Awards are awards given by UEFA to the most outstanding performers of the European club football season. ... The UEFA Club Football Awards are awards given by UEFA to the most outstanding performers of the European club football season. ...


Barcelona

On June 17, 2004, Deco told a Portuguese radio station that he would almost certainly join English side Chelsea (then coached by Mourinho) following Euro 2004. He said that a transfer deal between Porto and Chelsea had been all but finalized, and that the only remaining steps were passing a physical examination and signing a formal contract with Chelsea. is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Current season Chelsea Football Club, IPA: , (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ... José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (pronounced Mour-in-yo) (born 26 January 1963 in Setúbal) is a Portuguese football manager. ... The UEFA Euro 2004 (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of UEFAs quadriennial European Football Championship and was held in Portugal, for the first time, between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ...


However, on June 26, 2004 he told the Portuguese sports daily O Jogo that he would rather move to Barcelona than follow Mourinho to Chelsea. While Bayern Munich gave up on Deco after the Chelsea deal seemed to have been concluded, it was still uncertain whether the German side would make a new bid. The best offer at that time was a 21m bid from Barça, but this figure was still €4m short of the request by Porto's board. Portuguese newspapers then reported that Barça would try to offer Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma as part of the exchange in order to ease the deal. is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... O Jogo (lit. ... Current season Futbol Club Barcelona (Catalan IPA: , Spanish IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... -1...


Finally, a deal was achieved between Porto and Barcelona the day after the Euro 2004 final. Barça agreed on a 12m fee, plus the complete rights of Ricardo Quaresma to Porto. Deco signed a four year deal with the Catalan side on 6 July 2004. Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called EURO 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... -1... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In Barcelona, some suggested Deco would be completely eclipsed by Brazilian star Ronaldinho (a duo that according to Luiz Felipe Scolari "can make rain fall"). Indeed, many Barcelona fans met the transfer with raised eyebrows, as Deco was considered an attacking midfielder - a department which was already well covered. Instead, coach Frank Rijkaard used him in a pure central midfield position, where his tactical knowledge, defensive abilities, and enormous work rate surprised many. In December 2004, he came second in France Football's Ballon D'Or 2004 award, losing to Andriy Shevchenko and beating team mate Ronaldinho by six votes. For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... Luiz Felipe Scolari, ComIH (born November 9, 1948 in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), also known as Felipão (Big Phil), is a Brazilian football coach, who led the Brazilian national team to victory in the 2002 World Cup. ... Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... ← - 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in December • 30 Artie Shaw • 29 Julius Axelrod • 28 Jacques Dupuis • 28 Jerry Orbach • 28 Susan Sontag • 26 Reggie White • 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy • 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao • 23 Doug Ault • 19 Renata Tebaldi • 16... France Football is a French bi-weekly magazine containing football news from all over the world. ... Andriy Shevchenko with Golden Ball The Ballon dor (from French, English translation is Golden Ball) is a football award, created in 1956 by the French football magazine France Football. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: , born 29 September 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian football striker who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ...

Deco in 2005
Deco in 2005

On 14 May 2005, Deco played in the draw against Levante UD, which gave Barcelona their 17th La Liga title. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 259 KB) Summary Deco, Source, image taken by Hector Garcia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 259 KB) Summary Deco, Source, image taken by Hector Garcia. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Levante Unión Deportiva (Spanish), also known as Llevant Unió Esportiva (Valencian), is a Spanish football club based in Valencia. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ...


Deco scored twice in the Spanish Supercup 06-07, which Barça won.[2] Deco won the UEFA Best Midfielder Award yet again for his performance in Barca's Champions League winning season, enabling him to join the exclusive group of players that have won the same award more than once with different teams, having won the Champions League previously with Porto. Other members of this exclusive group include greats such as Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, and AC Milan), Marcel Desailly (Marseille and AC Milan), Frank Rijkaard (AC Milan and Ajax), Didier Deschamps (Marseille and Juventus) and Edwin Van Der Sar (Ajax and Manchester United). He was also awarded the Golden Ball at the FIFA Club World Cup and the Man of the Match award despite losing the final to Internacional.[3] The UEFA Club Football Awards are awards given by UEFA to the most outstanding performers of the European club football season. ... Clarence Seedorf (born April 1, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch-Surinamese football midfielder, who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A. He was the first, and to date, the only person to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs: Ajax (1995), Real Madrid (1998... Marcel Desailly (born September 7, 1968 in Accra, Ghana as Odenke Abbey) is a former French footballer and star of the France national football team squad, with whom he won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. ... Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... Didier Deschamps (French IPA: ) (born 15 October 1968 in Bayonne) is a former French football player who captained France to victories in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. ... Edwin van der Sar (born October 29, 1970 in Voorhout) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League side Manchester United. ... The FIFA Club World Cup, formerly known as the FIFA Club World Championship, is a football competition contested between the champion clubs from all 6 continental confederations, although since 2007 the champions of Oceania must play a qualifying play-off against the champion club of the host country. ... The FIFA Club World Cup, formerly known as the FIFA Club World Championship, is a football competition contested between the champion clubs from all 6 continental confederations, although since 2007 the champions of Oceania must play a qualifying play-off against the champion club of the host country. ... In sport, a man of the match or player of the game or man of the series award is given to the outstanding player in a particular match or series. ... Template:Minidesambiguação {{DadosClubeFutebol image = [[Image:SC internacional. ...


Chelsea

On June 30, 2008, Chelsea signed Deco from Barcelona on a three year contract for €10 million/£8 million [2]. He is the first signing of new Chelsea coach Luis Felipe Scolari, who was the national coach of Portugal. Embattled Barcelona president Joan Laporta has defended the fee of €10m garnered for Deco by saying that the Portuguese ace had been a main factor in his club's failures over the past two seasons.. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Current season Chelsea Football Club, IPA: , (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ... FC Barcelona, also known as Barça, is a sports club in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with sections in many different sports. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


"It was a big piece of business," he said, adding that it was important not to "idealize" the Brazilian-born player's contribution.


"For the past two seasons, he was one of the players with the lowest yield on the pitch," he blasted.


For a 31-year-old in whom no other teams were seriously interested, then, Chelsea's fee of €10m is in Laporta's eyes not a failing at all.[4][5]


International career

Never called up to the Brazilian national team, Deco was mentioned several times in the media as an option for the Portuguese national team. In 2002, having completed six years of Portuguese residence, he received Portuguese citizenship. After many months of public discussion which split Portuguese public opinion, and despite the opposition of a large number of FC Porto rivals' supporters, he was called up for his first international — coincidentally against his birth country — played at the Estádio das Antas, on March 29, 2003. He played only eight minutes in his debut, but in that time he managed to score the free kick that stunned Brazil, leading to a 2-1 win for Portugal. This was Portugal's first win over Brazil since the 1966 World Cup. Since that game, he has been a regular in the national team, in spite of initial criticism by players such as Luís Figo, who later recognized Deco's value. Despite the early criticism, Deco is today one the highlights of the Portuguese national team. He had scored 4 goals in 55 caps for Portugal by June 2008. First international Argentina 3 - 0 Brazil (Buenos Aires, Argentina; September 20, 1914)[1] Biggest win Brazil 14 - 0 Nicaragua (Mexico; October 17, 1975) Biggest defeat Uruguay 6 - 0 Brazil (Viña del Mar, Chile; 18 September 1920) World Cup Appearances 18 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1958, 1962, 1970... First international Spain 3 - 1 Portugal (Madrid, Spain; 18 December 1921) Biggest win Portugal 8 - 0 Liechtenstein (Lisbon, Portugal; 18 November 1994) Portugal 8 - 0 Liechtenstein (Coimbra, Portugal; 9 June 1999) Portugal 8 - 0 Kuwait (Leiria, Portugal; 19 November 2003) Biggest defeat Portugal 0 - 10 England (Lisbon, Portugal; 25 May... Also see: 2002 (number). ... First international Argentina 3 - 0 Brazil (Buenos Aires, Argentina; September 20, 1914)[1] Biggest win Brazil 14 - 0 Nicaragua (Mexico; October 17, 1975) Biggest defeat Uruguay 6 - 0 Brazil (Viña del Mar, Chile; 18 September 1920) World Cup Appearances 18 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1958, 1962, 1970... Aerial view The Estádio das Antas (officially Estádio do Futebol Clube do Porto) was the third (and longest occupied) stadium of the Portuguese football side FC Porto. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, (born 4 November 1972 in Almada, Portugal) is a professional Portuguese footballer. ...


2006 World Cup

During the 2006 World Cup, he scored the first goal in Portugal's second Group D match against Iran. He scored in the 63rd minute minute prior to Cristiano Ronaldo's 80th minute penalty. During the first knockout stage of the competition Deco received two yellow cards in the game against the Netherlands, the first for a rash tackle on Johnny Heitinga that put him out of the quarter final tie against England, having already picked up a caution in the aforementioned match with Iran. 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... Play in Group D of the 2006 FIFA World Cup completed on 21 June 2006. ... Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. ... John (Johnny) Heitinga (born November 15, 1983 in Alphen aan den Rijn) is a football defender who plays for the Netherlands national football team and Ajax Amsterdam. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...


Euro 2008

On June 11, Deco scored the opening goal in Portugal's second match of Euro 2008, a Group A clash with Czech Republic. The game ended 3-1 to Portugal, with Deco aiding his team in their passage to the quarter-finals where Portugal's campaign came to an end against Germany, the eventual runners-up of the tournament. is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the 2008 sporting event. ... Group A of the 2008 UEFA European Championships is one of four groups competing of nations at UEFA Euro 2008. ...


International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. March 29, 2003 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal Flag of Brazil Brazil 2-1 2-1 Friendly
2. October 13, 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisboa, Portugal Flag of Russia Russia 4-0 7-1 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
3. June 17, 2006 Commerzbank-Arena/FIFA World Cup Stadium Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany Flag of Iran Iran 1-0 2-0 2006 FIFA World Cup Group D Report
4. June 11, 2008 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 1-0 3-1 UEFA Euro 2008

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Career statistics

Club Performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
1996 Corinthians Série A 17 2
Portugal League Cup of Portugal Portuguese League Cup Europe Total
1996-97 Alverca 32 13
1997-98 Porto Portuguese Liga 6 0
1997-98 Salgueiros Portuguese Liga 12 2
1998-99 Porto Portuguese Liga 6 0
1999-00 23 1
2000-01 31 6
2001-02 30 13
2002-03 30 10
2003-04 28 2
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
2004-05 Barcelona La Liga 35 8
2005-06 29 3
2006-07 31 1
2007-08 18 1
England League FA Cup Football League Cup Europe Total
2008-09 Chelsea Premier League 0 0
Total Brazil 17 2
Portugal 198 47
Spain 113 13
England 0 0
Career Total 328 62

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Honours

Individual

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Club

FC Porto Futebol Clube do Porto (pron. ...

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Personal life

His father is Brazilian, his mother Brazilian with Japanese heritage. When Deco started his European career in 1997, his first wife Cila, whom he had met three years earlier, moved to Portugal with him. Deco and Cila have two sons, João Henrique and Pedro Gabriel, who now live in Brazil with their mother. A few years later, Deco met Jaciara at a party in Salvador (Brazil), and divorced Cila to live with Jaciara in Porto. They married in April 2005 and now have a son and a daughter. They announced their divorce in March 2008. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Nickname: Motto: Sic illa ad arcam reversa est (And thus the dove returned to the ark) Location of Salvador Country Brazil Region State Bahia Founded 29 March 1549 Government  - Mayor João Henrique Carneiro (PMDB) Area  - Total 706 km² (272. ... April 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Hamas and Islamic Jihad have declared, in principle, their intention to join the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). ...


Deco is the brother-in-law of fellow footballer Alecsandro, who plays for Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. Alecsandro is the brother of Brazil international Richarlyson. Alecsandro Barbosa Felisbino or just Alecsandro (born 1981-02-04 in Salvador) is a Brazilian footballer. ... This article is about the football (soccer) team. ... First international Argentina 3 - 0 Brazil (Buenos Aires, Argentina; September 20, 1914)[1] Biggest win Brazil 14 - 0 Nicaragua (Mexico; October 17, 1975) Biggest defeat Uruguay 6 - 0 Brazil (Viña del Mar, Chile; 18 September 1920) World Cup Appearances 18 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1958, 1962, 1970... Richarlyson Barbosa Felisbino simply known as Richarlyson or Ricky (born December 27, 1982 in Natal) is a Brazilian attacking midfielder. ...


Trivia

  • Deco is also one of the few players to win the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs.
  • Deco's nicknames at FC Porto were "Mágico" and "SuperDeco".
  • Deco was named Man of the Match at the 2003-04 Champions League final.
  • Deco scored the winning goal in his international debut by scoring a free-kick against Brazil.
  • Deco is the first player to win the UEFA Best Midfielder Award with two different clubs, once each.
  • Deco was awarded the FIFA World Club Cup Golden Ball and The Man of the Match award in the final despite losing to Internacional.

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Quotes

  • "Deco doesn't talk a lot, but when he does everybody listens" - Lionel Messi
  • "World class" - José Mourinho
  • "I think one of my bigger mistakes when in Brazil was not signing Deco. Now that we are with Portugal, I am glad I did not." Felipão on not inviting Deco to the Seleção during his tenure as head Brazilian coach.
  • "My choice of Deco had to do with his technical and professional qualities and his strong determination in reaching the objectives," - Felipão on the inclusion of Deco in the Portuguese national team.
  • "Deco is the barometer of our season, when he is in form the quality of the game rises, when he is not so good the team as a whole performs less well" -Former Barça Coach Frank Rijkaard
  • "He's a great player. It would be foolish to underestimate him" - Ex-Celtic coach Martin O'Neill on Deco during the 2002-03 UEFA Cup Final.
  • "He may look like a lost boy in a Japanese comic but Deco is intelligent, focused, hard, arrogant and a superb passer." - British football magazine FourFourTwo on Deco's abilities.
  • "Deco looks constantly worried, poor guy, someone should tell him he's good." Sam Potter in an interview with BBC Sport.
  • "For the past two seasons, he was one of the players with the lowest yield on the pitch" Joan Laporta, Barcelona President [6]

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References

  1. ^ Goal.com
  2. ^ portugoal.net
  3. ^ Deco Award
  4. ^ Embattled Barcelona president Joan Laporta has defended the fee of €10m garnered for Deco by saying that the Portuguese ace had been a main factor in his club's failures over the past two seasons.. "It was a big piece of business," he said, adding that it was important not to "idealize" the Brazilian-born player's contribution. "For the past two seasons, he was one of the players with the lowest yield on the pitch," he blasted. For a 31-year-old in whom no other teams were seriously interested, then, Chelsea's fee of €10m is in Laporta's eyes not a failing at all."Chelsea sign Portugal's Deco", FIFA (2008-07-01). Retrieved on 2008-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Chelsea complete Deco deal", Sky Sports (2008-06-30). Retrieved on 2008-06-30. 
  6. ^ [1]

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UEFA Champions League Best Midfielder
2003-04
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UEFA Champions League Most Valuable Player
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UEFA Champions League Best Midfielder
2005-06
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