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Deco Biography

Anderson Luís de Souza, commonly known as Deco, is a Brazilian-born Portuguese professional footballer who currently plays for Fluminense. Deco started off his football profile at Nacional Atlético Clube in the city of São Paulo, where he was signed by Corinthians. Deco was laternacquired by Benfica of Lisbon at the gae of 19. Benfica then decided to loan Deco to the Liga de Honra club Alverca, where he played for a season. Deco was transferred Salgueiros in the 1998–99 season, playing 12 games and scoring two goals. He was then sold to Porto FC during the winter transfer window. Deco was one of the key players in Porto's UEFA Cup final 3–2 win over Celtic 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 AS Monaco. Deco signed a four-year deal with the Catalan side on 6 July 2004. In December 2004, he came second in France Football's Ballon d'Or 2004 award,. On 14 May 2005, Deco played in the draw against Levante UD, which gave Barcelona their 17th La Liga title. He also was named Barcelona's player of the season in the 2005–06 season. Deco won the UEFA Best Midfielder Award yet again for his performance in Barça's Champions League-winning season. 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. On 30 June 2008, Chelsea signed Deco from FC Barcelona on a three-year contract for €10 million. On 6 August 2010, Deco signed a two-year contract with Brazilian club Fluminense on a free transfer. In the 2006 World Cup, Deco scored the first goal in Portugal's second Group D match against Iran. On 11 June, Deco scored the opening goal in Portugal's second match of Euro 2008, a Group A clash with the Czech Republic. Deco retired from international football having recorded 75 caps and 5 goals.

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5 testimonial matches that featured star-studded lineups
5 testimonial matches that featured star-studded lineups
Which testimonial featured the most insane line-ups?
10 times Football Manager predicted the future
10 times Football Manager predicted the future
Here we look at ten predictions Football Manager made that changed the course of the beautiful game forever.
5 football clubs who sold their best players
5 football clubs who sold their best players
Money isn't the only price these teams paid when they sold their most valued players.
Presenting two major trophies for player of the year: A good or bad move?
Presenting two major trophies for player of the year: A good or bad move?
The Ballon d'Or and FIFA Player of the Year award have split yet again but is it really a sensible thing to have 2 awards?
Premier Futsal: Ryan Giggs and Ronaldinho to kick-off the tournament in Chennai
Premier Futsal: Ryan Giggs and Ronaldinho to kick-off the tournament in Chennai
The likes of Ryan Giggs, Ronaldinho, Paul Scholes, Hernan Crespo and Michel Salgado will be playing in the inaugural edition.
Premier Futsal hits back at AIFF
Premier Futsal hits back at AIFF
Official Statement from Premier Futsal on disconcerting speculations about legality of the league
Official Statement from Premier Futsal on disconcerting speculations about legality of the league
The league also clarified the situation regarding the non-participation of legendary footballer, Deco, who will be missing out due to injury
Video: Premier Futsal League release official anthem composed by AR Rahman
Video: Premier Futsal League release official anthem composed by AR Rahman
The sport will be played in several major cities across the country
Premier Futsal League release a sneak peek of their anthem featuring Virat Kohli and A.R. Rahman
Premier Futsal League release a sneak peek of their anthem featuring Virat Kohli and A.R. Rahman
The anthem for the Futsal tournament features Academy award winner A.R Rahman and Test Captain Virat Kohli.
5 reasons why Premier Futsal League can help Indian football grow
5 reasons why Premier Futsal League can help Indian football grow
Analyzing how the Premier Futsal League can help the growth of Indian football
Euro 2016: Greatest Portugal XI of all time
Euro 2016: Greatest Portugal XI of all time
There are plenty of surprises in this list as Portugal's Euro record isn't the greatest, historically.
Deco claims Ronaldinho was better than both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Deco claims Ronaldinho was better than both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Deco played with both Ronaldinho and Messi at Barcelona
Premier Futsal Launchpad New Delhi edition receives excellent response
Premier Futsal Launchpad New Delhi edition receives excellent response
Youngsters aged 18-24 years battled it out in the national capital during the Premier Futsal League talent hunt.
Premier Futsal rope in former Portuguese midfielder Deco
Premier Futsal rope in former Portuguese midfielder Deco
Former Barcelona & Chelsea midfielder ‘Deco’ commits to play in Premier Futsal
Former Barcelona & Chelsea midfielder ‘Deco’ commits to play in Premier Futsal
Deco, runner-up with Portugal in Euro 2004, signs a three-year deal.
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