Paulo Ferreira is back in his native Portugal after ending his 18-year old association with European champions Chelsea last month. The Portuguese had been at the club since they signed him from FC Porto in the summer of 2004.
The current ownership uncertainty at Chelsea didn’t impacted the decision made by Paulo Ferreira to leave the West London outfit. He wanted to be closer to his family in his home country. Thanks to the decision to leave Chelsea, Paulo Ferreira will have more time for his son Diogo who’s in the youth team at Estoril in the Portuguese league.Read More »
Paulo Ferreira featured for the Portuguese u-20 and u-21 teams on several occasions before he was promoted to the senior team. He played six times for the u-20 team before making 21 appearances for the u-21 team for a combined total of 27 appearances for the two Portuguese youth team.
Ferreira made his senior bow during the international friendly meeting with hosts England at Villa Park on September 7, 2002. The right-back played the second half of the friendly game which ended in a 1-1 draw.Read More »
When Chelsea splashed a whopping £97 million to score the signing and return of Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge last summer, a lot of the Blues’ fans were ecstatic that they were getting a more developed striker and a better goalscorer than he was during his first stint at the club. This was because the Belgian international star enjoyed a remarkable campaign the previous season at Italian Serie A champions Inter Milan before deciding to seal a summer exit from the Italian giants.
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Paulo Ferreira signed for Chelsea from Portuguese giants FC Porto on June 22, 2004. The self-acclaimed Special One Jose Mourinho played a big role in him signing for Chelsea. Mourinho had influenced his signing for FC Porto two years earlier. Paulo Ferreira was one of two players to follow Mourinho from FC Porto to Chelsea alongside compatriot Ricardo Carvalho. The two players had won several titles with their compatriot Mourinho at FC Porto before leaving the club for Chelsea.
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Portuguese player Paulo Ferreira was an important member of the FC Porto defence on the way to winning the 2003/04 Champions League title under the self-acclaimed Special One, Jose Mourinho. FC Porto won the Champions League title for the abovementioned season by thrashing French giants AS Monaco in the final.
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Paulo Ferreira was a member of the Chelsea squad that made history by becoming the first London team to win the UEFA Champions League (UCL) title.
Portuguese fullback Paulo Ferreira ended his FC Porto in the summer of 2004 with a lot of trophies thanks in part to the self acclaimed Special One ‘Jose Mourinho’. Mourinho was the catalyst behindFerreira leaving fellow Portuguese team Vitoria Setubal to join Porto. Mourinho also played a big part in Paulo Ferreira leaving his native Portugal to sign for Chelsea in the Premier League. Ferreira left Porto to join the Blues in the summer of 2014 shortly after the club named Mourinho as the new manager. Chelsea paid around €20m to sign Paulo Ferreira from Porto.
Paulo Ferreira won six trophies in his two-year stay at FC Porto. He was at Porto for a period of two years from 2002 to 2004 on the back of his transfer from Setubal. Mourinho was the manager throughout his FC Porto career and he was responsible for converting him from a right winger to a right-back.Read More »