January 28, 2021



Portuguese coach Paulo Ferreira enjoyed a very good playing career for both his clubs and his country before he made the decision to hang his boots in 2013 after almost two decades as a professional player. Paulo Ferreira spent 16 years as a professional football player and he turned out for four clubs during that period.

The 41-year-old was a specialist right-back but he could also do a good job at left-back. His clubs include Estoril, Victoria Setubal and FC Porto in Portugal. His fourth and final club is Chelsea and that was where he spent the biggest part of his playing career.

Paulo Ferreira was a Chelsea player for nine years and it was not surprising that he stayed back to become a coach at the club. He was brought to play in English football by then Chelsea manager Tottenham Hotspur. He won three Premier League titles as a Chelsea player in addition to winning the 2011/12 Champions League trophy.

While a lot of the Chelsea players were winning the trophy for the first time when they defeated Bayern Munich on penalties to secure the first and only Champions League trophy for the club till date, Paulo Ferreira was not in that category as he had already won it during his time at FC Porto. The aforementioned Jose Mourinho was the manager when Paulo Ferreira won the Champions League trophy with the Portuguese club football giants. He was a key member of the FC Porto team that won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League titles in successive seasons.

Paulo Ferreira became a Chelsea coach almost immediately after he called time on his playing career in 2013. He has worked as the loan player technical coach at Chelsea since 2013. In addition, Paulo Ferreira is also a Club Ambassador.

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