DECO
Career End
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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)

 

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

1997

Corinthians
-
1
2
0
*) League level
 
CAREER TRANSFERS
Date From - To Fee €m
08.2010
-
Free
07.2008
-
10.0
07.2004
-
21.0
01.1999
-
8.0
07.1997
-
4.0
05.1996
Nacional
-
Free
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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




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.