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.
For the 2004 UEFA Champions League final, Paulo Ferreira was on from start to finish as Porto made it back-to-back European titles in two different competitions via the 3-0 win over AS Monaco in their final clash at the Gelsenkirchen Arena in Schalke. In the final, Paulo Ferreira started on the right side of the Porto defence and he was joined in the back four by the likes of Ricardo Carvalho (centre back), Jorge Costa (centre back) and Nuno Valente (left-back) while Victor Baia was the goalkeeper.
Portuguese midfielder Deco was named the best player on the pitch as he pulled the strings in midfield and also bagged himself a goal. Deco scored the second goal of the game on 71 minutes to double the lead given to Porto by Brazilian forward Carlos Alberto six minutes before the half-time break. Russian substitute Dmitri Alenichev wrapped up the win for Porto four minutes after the goal from Deco.