Paulo Sousa

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Paulo Sousa
Personal information
Full name Paulo Manuel Carvalho Sousa
Date of birth (1970-08-30) 30 August 1970 (age 52)
Place of birth Viseu, Portugal
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989-1993
1993-1994
1994-1996
1996-1997
1998-1999
2000
2000-2001
2002
Benfica
Sporting Portugal
Juventus
Borussia Dortmund
Internazionale Milano
Parma
Panathinaikos
Espanyol Barcelona
National team
1991-2002 Portugal
Teams managed
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-
Queens Park Rangers
Swansea City
Leicester City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Paulo Manuel Carvalho de Sousa, CavIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu ˈso(w)zɐ]; born 30 August 1970) is a Portuguese football manager and former professional player. He is the head coach of the Poland national team.

He played for Benfica and Sporting in Portugal. He then went to Juventus and after to Borussia Dortmund. He won the UEFA Champions League in both of these clubs.

Sousa was a member of Portugal's "Golden Generation".[1] and appeared with the national team at the 2002 World Cup and two European Championships.

He started coaching in the late 2000s, managing clubs in several countries and winning national championships with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Basel.

He currently is the manager of the Polish national team.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
PortugalLeague
1989/90 Benfica Portuguese Liga 2 0
1990/91 36 0
1991/92 24 1
1992/93 25 0
1993/94 Sporting Portugal Portuguese Liga 31 2
ItalyLeague
1994/95 Juventus Serie A 26 1
1995/96 28 0
GermanyLeague
1996/97 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 11 1
1997/98 16 0
ItalyLeague
1997/98 Internazionale Milano Serie A 11 0
1998/99 10 0
1999/00 10 0
1999/00 Parma Serie A 8 0
GreeceLeague
2000/01 Panathinaikos Alpha Ethniki 6 0
2001/02 4 0
SpainLeague
2001/02 Espanyol Barcelona La Liga 9 0
Country Portugal 118 3
Italy 93 1
Germany 27 1
Greece 10 0
Spain 9 0
Total 257 5

International career statistics[change | change source]

Portugal national team
YearAppsGoals
1991 5 0
1992 0 0
1993 8 0
1994 5 0
1995 6 0
1996 5 0
1997 5 0
1998 2 0
1999 8 0
2000 5 0
2001 2 0
2002 1 0
Total 52 0

References[change | change source]

  1. "QPR happy to gamble on Sousa". ESPN Soccernet. 20 November 2008. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2008.
  2. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Paulo Sousa". www.national-football-teams.com.