Name
Deco

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Born
1977 (43 years old)

Birth Place
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Position
Midfielder

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Height
1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

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Sport
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Team
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Anderson Luís de Souza (born 27 August 1977), known as Deco, is a retired professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder or central midfielder.

Deco is one of the few players to have won the UEFA Champions League with two clubs, with Porto in 2004 and Barcelona in 2006. He was named UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and UEFA Best Midfielder in Porto's Champions League-winning season and was named Man of the Match in the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final. Deco was the first player to win the UEFA Best Midfielder Award with two clubs, Porto and Barcelona. He was awarded the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball and the Man of the Match award in the final despite losing to Internacional.

Born and raised in Brazil, Deco received Portuguese citizenship in 2002 having completed five years of Portuguese residence, and subsequently opted to play internationally for the Portugal national team. He earned 75 caps for them, playing at two UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups, reaching the final of Euro 2004, and achieving a fourth-place finish at the 2006 World Cup.

Deco announced his retirement on 26 August 2013, following a hamstring injury.


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2012

Fluminense



2010

Fluminense



2009-2010

Chelsea



2009-2010

Chelsea



2009

Chelsea



2008-2009

Chelsea



2006

Barcelona



2005-2006

Barcelona



2005-2006

Barcelona



2005

Barcelona



2004-2005

FC Porto



2003-2004

FC Porto



2003-2004

FC Porto



2003-2004

FC Porto



2003

FC Porto



2002-2003

FC Porto



2002-2003

FC Porto



2001

FC Porto



1998-1999

Benfica


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1996-1997


Former Senior Teams

1996-1997

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1997-1998

1999-2004

2003-2010

2004-2008

2008-2010

2010-2013


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