DECO
Career End
m m
Full name Anderson Luís de Souza  
Date of Birth August 27, 1977
Birthplace São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Height 174 cm
Position Attacking central midfielder (or attacking right midfielder / central midfielder)
Foot Right
Nationality Portuguese (and Brazilian)
Club Career End (since August 26, 2013)
Nation Portugal
Int. debut Age 25 (March 29, 2003 - vs. Brazil)
World Cups 5 matches (2010: 1 / 2006: 4)
Honours Club
2
UEFA Champions League (2003-04, 2005-06)
1 UEFA Cup (2002-03)
2 Spanish Championships (2004-05, 2005-06)
1 English Championship (2009-10)
2 Brazilian Championships (2010, 2012)
3 Portuguese Championships (1998-99, 2002-23, 2003-04)
2 English Cups (2008-09, 2009-10)
3 Portuguese Cups (1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03)
2 Spanish Super Cups (2005, 2006)
1 English Super Cup (2009)
Individual
1
FIFA Club World Cup Best Player (2006)

 

CAREER TRANSFERS
Date From - To Fee €m
08.2010

Chelsea
-
Fluminense
Free
07.2008
Barcelona
-
Chelsea
10.0
07.2004
Porto
-
Barcelona
21.0
01.1999
Benfica
-
Porto
8.0
07.1997
Corinthians
-
Benfica
4.0
05.1996
Nacional
-
Corinthians
Free
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2012-13 Fluminense (BRA)
-
2011-12 Fluminense (BRA)
-
2010-11 Fluminense (BRA)
-
2009-10 Chelsea (ENG)
-
2008-09 Chelsea (ENG)
219
2007-08 Barcelona (SPA)
81

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2012-13 None
-
2011-12 None
-
2010-11 None
-
2009-10 None
-
2008-09 None
-
2007-08 Top Assists
18

CAREER STATISTICS
League Appearances & Goals
2013 Fluminense
5
0
2012 Fluminense
17
1
2011 Fluminense
18
0
2010 Fluminense
16
1
2009-10 Chelsea
19
2
2008-09 Chelsea
24
3
2007-08 Barcelona
18
1
2006-07 Barcelona
31
1
2005-06 Barcelona
29
3
2004-05 Barcelona
35
6
2003-04 Porto
28
3
2002-03 Porto
30
10
2001-02 Porto
30
13
2000-01 Porto
31
6
1999-00 Porto
23
1
1998-99 Porto
6
0
- Salgueiros
9
2
1997-98 Alverca
32
13

1997

Corinthians
2
0



DID YOU KNOW ?

Deco started off his career at Nacional Atlético Clube in the city of São Paulo, where he later on was spotted and signed by Corinthians.

He is one of the few players to have won the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs - FC Porto in 2004 and FC Barcelona in 2006.

In spite of a split Portuguese public opinion, Deco received Portuguese citizenship in 2002 to play internationally for the Portugal national football team.

He was named FC Barcelona's player of the season in 2005-06.

On August 26, 2013, he retired, ending a 17-year career. The decision came on the day before his 36th birthday.

He retired from international football with 75 caps and 5 goals
. The last one in the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Ivory Coast.