Deco

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Deco
Deco 21dec2006.jpg
Personal information
Full name Anderson Luís de Souza
Date of birth (1977-08-27) 27 August 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1996 Nacional (SP)
1996–1997 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Corinthians 2 (0)
1997 Centro Sportivo Alagoano 0 (0)
1997–1998 Benfica 0 (0)
1997–1998Alverca (loan) 32 (13)
1998–1999 Salgueiros 12 (2)
1999–2004 Porto 148 (32)
2004–2008 Barcelona 113 (11)
2008–2010 Chelsea 43 (5)
2010–2013 Fluminense 56 (2)
Total 406 (65)
National team
2003–2010 Portugal 75 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anderson Luís de Souza (born 27 August 1977), commonly as Deco is a retired professional footballer. He played as a Midfielder. He has played for Porto, Barcelona, and the Portugal national team.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of 22 August 2013
Club Season League Cup[2] Continental Other[3] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Corinthians 1996 2 0 2 0
Total 2 0 ? ? 2 0
Alverca (loan) 1997–98 32 13 32 13
Total 32 13 ? ? 32 13
Salgueiros 1998–99 12 2 1 0 13 2
Total 12 2 1 0 13 2
Porto 1998–99 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1999–2000 23 1 4 3 11 3 38 7
2000–01 31 6 6 0 10 0 47 6
2001–02 30 13 3 0 15 6 48 19
2002–03 30 10 3 1 12 1 45 12
2003–04 28 2 4 0 12 2 1 0 45 4
Total 148 32 20 4 60 12 1 0 229 48
Barcelona 2004–05 35 6 0 0 7 2 42 8
2005–06 29 3 3 0 11 2 43 5
2006–07 31 1 5 2 8 2 3 1 47 6
2007–08 18 1 5 0 6 0 29 1
Total 113 11 13 2 32 6 3 1 161 20
Chelsea 2008–09 24 3 2 0 4 0 30 3
2009–10 19 2 5 1 4 0 28 3
Total 43 5 7 1 8 0 0 0 58 6
Fluminense 2010 16 1 0 0 16 1
2011 18 0 2 1 5 0 25 1
2012 17 1 8 1 11 3 36 5
2013 5 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 14 0
Total 56 2 1 0 13 2 21 3 91 7
Career total 406 65 42 7 113 20 25 4 586 96

International[change | change source]

[4]

Portugal
Year Apps Goals
2003 9 1
2004 15 1
2005 8 0
2006 11 1
2007 8 0
2008 9 2
2009 11 0
2010 4 0
Total 75 5

International goals[change | change source]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 March 2003 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal  Brazil 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 13 October 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal  Russia 3–0 7–1 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
3. 17 June 2006 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany  Iran 1–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup
4. 11 June 2008 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Czech Republic 1–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2008
5. 10 September 2008 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal  Denmark 2–1 2–3 FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualifying

Honours[change | change source]

Porto[5]

Barcelona[5]

Chelsea

Fluminense

Individual

Orders

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fluminense Football Club | Futebol | Deco". Fluminense.com.br. 27 August 1977. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  2. Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supertaça, Supercopa de España, FA Community Shield
  3. Includes other competitive competitions, including the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Campeonato Carioca
  4. "Anderson Luis de Souza "Deco" - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Former Portugal midfielder Deco retires". UEFA.com. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Deco: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  7. McNulty, Phil (9 August 2009). "Chelsea 2–2 Man Utd". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "FIFA World Cup - Deco – UEFA.com". UEFA. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "UEFA Awards". RSSSF. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  10. Karel Stokkermans (14 March 2007). "ESM Season XI". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  11. "2006 FIFA Club World Cup awards". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "PREMIAÇÃO DO CAMPEONATO CARIOCA 2012 TEVE SETE NOVAS CATEGORIAS". rj.gov.br. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  13. "Wall of Fame". Globe Soccer.com. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  14. "LEGENDS – GoldenFoot". Golden Foot. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  15. "Selecção distinguida pelo Duque de Bragança" (in Portuguese). Cristiano Ronaldo News. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2006.

Other websites[change | change source]