Anderson Luís de Souza “Deco”


Anderson Luís de Souza (Born 27 August 1977), known as Deco. A retired Portuguese professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Champions League Star

Deco is one of only a handful not many players to have won the UEFA Champions League with two clubs. FC Porto in 2004 and FC Barcelona in 2006. He named UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and UEFA Best Midfielder in Porto’s Champions League winning season. Deco was named Man of the Match in the 2003–04 Champions League last. Deco was the primary player to win the UEFA Best Midfielder Award with two clubs. Theese are Porto and Barcelona.

He earned 75 tops for them, playing at two European Championships and two World Cups, arriving at the last of UEFA Euro 2004, and accomplishing a fourth-place finish at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Deco declared his retirement on 26 August 2013, after a hamstring injury.

Porto & Chelsea & Barcelona

On 17 June 2004, Deco told a Portuguese radio broadcast that he would more likely than not join English side Chelsea (at that point instructed by José Mourinho) following UEFA Euro 2004. He said that an exchange bargain among Porto and Chelsea had been everything except concluded. Main residual advances were breezing through a physical assessment and marking a proper agreement with Chelsea.

On 26 June 2004, be that as it may, he told the Portuguese games every day O Jogo that he would prefer to move to FC Barcelona than follow Mourinho to Chelsea. While Bayern Munich abandoned Deco after the Chelsea bargain appeared to have been finished up, it was as yet dubious whether the German side would make another offer. The best proposal around then was a €21 million offered from Barça. However this figure was still €4 million shy of the solicitation by Porto’s board.

Deco or Quaresma?

Portuguese papers at that point revealed that Barça would attempt to offer Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma as a component of the trade so as to facilitate the arrangement. At long last, an arrangement accomplished among Porto and Barcelona the day after the Euro 2004 last. Barça concurred on a €15 million expense in real money, in addition to the total privileges of Quaresma to Porto, which labeled Quaresma for €6 million.

Deco marked a four-year manage the Catalan side on 6 July 2004. Rather, mentor Frank Rijkaard utilized him in a three-man midfield, where his strategic information, passing capacities, and tremendous work rate shocked many.

Ballon d’Or

In December 2004, he came next in France Football’s Ballon d’Or 2004 honor, losing to Andriy Shevchenko and beating partner Ronaldinho by six votes. On 14 May 2005, Deco played in the draw against Levante UD, which gave Barcelona their seventeenth La Liga title. Deco scored twice in the Spanish Supercup 2006–07, which Barça won. Deco won the UEFA Best Midfielder Award once more for his presentation in Barça’s Champions League-winning season. Empowering him to join the elite gathering of players that have won a similar honor more than once with various groups. Having won the Champions League beforehand with Porto. He was additionally win the Golden Ball at the FIFA Club World Cup and the Man of the Match grant, in spite of losing the last to Internacional.

Playing Style

Deco was an adaptable, strategically canny, and innovative midfielder, with fantastic vision and specialized capacity. He was at first conveyed as a focal midfielder under supervisor José Mourinho.

Despite the fact that he needed pace, just as remarkable physical, guarded, and athletic traits. He had great endurance. Just as incredible ball control, spilling aptitudes, passing reach, and intersection capacity, which permitted him to beat players. Discover space, and make chances for colleagues. As he lost his increasing speed, deftness, and versatility in later years. He likewise experienced a physical turn of events, which, alongside his parity. Empowered him to secure the ball against bigger adversaries.

Tags: Barcelona, Chelsea, UEFA-Champions-League, Porto, Ballon-d’Or, Golden-Ball, European-Championships, Mourinho, Man-of-the-Match, Best-Midfielder

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