Deco

Date of birth27 August 1977
Place of birthSao Bernado do Campo, Brazil
NationalityPortuguese
Weight73 kg
Height1.74 m
PositionMidfielder

Full name is: Anderson Luis De Souza.

Deco changed nationality to Portuguese from Brazilian.

He scored Portugal's opening goal in the Group D 2-0 victory against Iran in the 2006 World Cup finals with the win that meant they progressed to the knock-out stages of the World Cup finals for the first time since 1966.

He joined Chelsea in July 2008 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Corinthians (Brazil) 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1997
Alverca 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1998
Salgueiros 01 Jul 1998 01 Jan 1999
FC Porto 01 Jan 1999 01 Jul 2004
Barcelona 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2008
Chelsea 30 Jun 2008 06 Aug 2010
Fluminense 06 Aug 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 FC Porto Portuguese First Division 29
2
5
11
2000-01 FC Porto UEFA Cup 8
2
2
2001-02 FC Porto Portuguese First Division 17
7
8
2001-02 FC Porto UEFA Champions League 15
6
1
2002-03 FC Porto UEFA Cup 4
1
2003-04 FC Porto UEFA Champions League 10
2
3
2003-04 FC Porto UEFA Super Cup 1
2004-05 Barcelona Primera Liga 35
6
13
2004-05 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 4
1
2005-06 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 3
2006-07 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 4
2
1
2006-07 Barcelona UEFA Super Cup 1
2007-08 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2
1
2008-09 Chelsea FA Cup
1
2008-09 Chelsea League Cup 1
2008-09 Chelsea Premier League 17
7
3
3
2008-09 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
2009-10 Chelsea FA Community Shield
1
2009-10 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
2009-10 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
2009-10 Chelsea Premier League 14
5
2
4
2009-10 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Sep 2000 FC Porto v Pacos Ferreira W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 3
14 Sep 2000 Partizan Belgrade v FC Porto D 1-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Sep 2000 Campomaiorense v FC Porto W 0-5 Portuguese First Division 4
24 Sep 2000 FC Porto v Maritimo W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 5
28 Sep 2000 FC Porto v Partizan Belgrade D 0-0
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
02 Oct 2000 SC Farense v FC Porto W 1-3 Portuguese First Division 6
15 Oct 2000 FC Porto v Vitória Guimarães W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 7
21 Oct 2000 Sporting Lisboa v FC Porto W 0-1 Portuguese First Division 8
26 Oct 2000 Wisla Kraków v FC Porto D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Oct 2000 FC Porto v Alverca W 6-0 Portuguese First Division 9
04 Nov 2000 Gil Vicente v FC Porto D 2-2 Portuguese First Division 10
09 Nov 2000 FC Porto v Wisla Kraków W 3-0
Agg: 3-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Nov 2000 FC Porto v Salgueiros W 5-1 Portuguese First Division 11
19 Nov 2000 Clube Desportivo Das Aves v FC Porto W 0-1 Portuguese First Division 12
23 Nov 2000 Español v FC Porto W 0-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
02 Dec 2000 Sporting Braga v FC Porto L 2-1 Portuguese First Division 13
07 Dec 2000 FC Porto v Español D 0-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
11 Dec 2000 FC Porto v Beira Mar W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 14
16 Dec 2000 Uniao Leiria v FC Porto L 3-1 Portuguese First Division 15
06 Jan 2001 FC Porto v Estrela Amadora W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 16
13 Jan 2001 Boavista v FC Porto L 1-0 Portuguese First Division 17
21 Jan 2001 Benfica v FC Porto L 2-1 Portuguese First Division 18
27 Jan 2001 FC Porto v Belenenses D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 19
05 Feb 2001 Pacos Ferreira v FC Porto L 1-0 Portuguese First Division 20
15 Feb 2001 FC Porto v Nantes W 3-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
18 Feb 2001 FC Porto v Campomaiorense W 3-1 Portuguese First Division 21
22 Feb 2001 Nantes v FC Porto D 0-0
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
04 Mar 2001 FC Porto v SC Farense W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 23
08 Mar 2001 FC Porto v Liverpool D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
12 Mar 2001 Vitória Guimarães v FC Porto D 2-2 Portuguese First Division 24
15 Mar 2001 Liverpool v FC Porto L 2-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
19 Mar 2001 FC Porto v Sporting Lisboa D 2-2 Portuguese First Division 25
09 Apr 2001 FC Porto v Gil Vicente W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 27
14 Apr 2001 Salgueiros v FC Porto W 0-1 Portuguese First Division 28
18 Apr 2001 Maritimo v FC Porto W 0-1 Portuguese First Division 22
22 Apr 2001 FC Porto v Clube Desportivo Das Aves W 4-0 Portuguese First Division 29
29 Apr 2001 FC Porto v Sporting Braga W 3-2 Portuguese First Division 30
06 May 2001 Beira Mar v FC Porto W 0-3 Portuguese First Division 31
12 May 2001 FC Porto v Uniao Leiria W 3-0 Portuguese First Division 32
21 May 2001 Estrela Amadora v FC Porto W 2-3 Portuguese First Division 33
27 May 2001 FC Porto v Boavista W 4-0 Portuguese First Division 34
25 Jul 2001 FC Porto v Barry Town W 8-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
08 Aug 2001 FC Porto v Grasshoppers D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
19 Aug 2001 FC Porto v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 2
22 Aug 2001 Grasshoppers v FC Porto D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
27 Aug 2001 Maritimo v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 3
09 Sep 2001 FC Porto v Varzim D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 4
15 Sep 2001 Benfica v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 5
18 Sep 2001 Rosenborg BK v FC Porto D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
22 Sep 2001 FC Porto v Vitória Setúbal D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 6
25 Sep 2001 Celtic v FC Porto L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
29 Sep 2001 Beira Mar v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 7
10 Oct 2001 FC Porto v Juventus D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
13 Oct 2001 FC Porto v Salgueiros D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 8
17 Oct 2001 FC Porto v Celtic W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
20 Oct 2001 FC Porto v Belenenses D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 9
23 Oct 2001 Juventus v FC Porto D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
28 Oct 2001 Alverca v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 10
31 Oct 2001 FC Porto v Rosenborg BK D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
04 Nov 2001 FC Porto v Uniao Leiria D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 11
21 Nov 2001 Panathinaikos v FC Porto D 0-0 UEFA Champions League
25 Nov 2001 Gil Vicente v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 12
30 Nov 2001 FC Porto v SC Farense D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 13
04 Dec 2001 FC Porto v Sparta Praha L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
08 Dec 2001 Vitória Guimarães v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 14
15 Dec 2001 FC Porto v Sporting Braga D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 15
22 Dec 2001 Santa Clara v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 16
06 Jan 2002 FC Porto v Pacos Ferreira D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 17
12 Jan 2002 FC Porto v Sporting Lisboa D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 18
19 Feb 2002 Real Madrid v FC Porto L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
27 Feb 2002 FC Porto v Real Madrid L 1-2 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
12 Mar 2002 FC Porto v Panathinaikos W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
20 Mar 2002 Sparta Praha v FC Porto L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
28 Nov 2002 FC Porto v RC Lens D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
12 Dec 2002 RC Lens v FC Porto D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Apr 2003 FC Porto v Lazio D 0-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
24 Apr 2003 Lazio v FC Porto D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
29 Aug 2003 AC Milan v FC Porto L 1-0 UEFA Super Cup Final
01 Oct 2003 FC Porto v Real Madrid D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
22 Oct 2003 Olympique Marseille v FC Porto D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
09 Dec 2003 Real Madrid v FC Porto D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
25 Feb 2004 FC Porto v Manchester United W 2-1 UEFA Champions League 2nd round 1st leg
09 Mar 2004 Manchester United v FC Porto D 1-1
Agg: 2-3
UEFA Champions League 2nd round 2nd leg
23 Mar 2004 FC Porto v Olympique Lyonnais W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
07 Apr 2004 Olympique Lyonnais v FC Porto D 2-2
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
21 Apr 2004 FC Porto v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
04 May 2004 Deportivo La Coruña v FC Porto W 0-1
Agg: 0-1
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
26 May 2004 AS Monaco v FC Porto W 0-3 UEFA Champions League Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Portugal International Friendly
4
1
2003-04 Portugal International Friendly 3
6
2003-04 Portugal UEFA European Championship 5
1
2
2004-05 Portugal FIFA World Cup 8
1
2004-05 Portugal International Friendly 2
2005-06 Portugal FIFA World Cup 7
1
3
1
2005-06 Portugal International Friendly 3
1
2006-07 Portugal International Friendly 2
2006-07 Portugal UEFA European Championship 5
2007-08 Portugal International Friendly 2
2007-08 Portugal UEFA European Championship 8
1
2008-09 Portugal FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2008-09 Portugal International Friendly 5
2009-10 Portugal FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
2009-10 Portugal International Friendly 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Mar 2003 Portugal v Brazil W 2-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 FYR Macedonia v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Netherlands v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2003 Portugal v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2003 Portugal v Kazakhstan W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Portugal v Spain L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Norway v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 2003 Portugal v Greece D 1-1 International Friendly
19 Nov 2003 Portugal v Kuwait W 8-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Portugal v England D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Portugal v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Portugal v Luxembourg W 3-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Portugal v Lithuania W 4-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2004 Portugal v Greece L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
16 Jun 2004 Portugal v Russia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2004 Portugal v Spain W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
24 Jun 2004 Portugal v England W 2-2 (6-5) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
30 Jun 2004 Portugal v Netherlands W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
04 Jul 2004 Portugal v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Final
04 Sep 2004 Latvia v Portugal W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Sep 2004 Portugal v Estonia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Oct 2004 Liechtenstein v Portugal D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Oct 2004 Portugal v Russia W 7-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
17 Nov 2004 Luxembourg v Portugal W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
10 Feb 2005 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Portugal v Canada W 4-1 International Friendly
30 Mar 2005 Slovakia v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
04 Jun 2005 Portugal v Slovakia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Jun 2005 Estonia v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
03 Sep 2005 Portugal v Luxembourg W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Sep 2005 Russia v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
12 Oct 2005 Portugal v Latvia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Mar 2006 Saudi Arabia v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Portugal v Cape Verde Islands W 4-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 Luxembourg v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
17 Jun 2006 Portugal v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
25 Jun 2006 Portugal v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
05 Jul 2006 France v Portugal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
08 Jul 2006 Germany v Portugal L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
06 Sep 2006 Finland v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
07 Oct 2006 Portugal v Azerbaijan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
11 Oct 2006 Poland v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
15 Nov 2006 Portugal v Kazakhstan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Feb 2007 Portugal v Brazil W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Belgium v Portugal W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
05 Jun 2007 Kuwait v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Aug 2007 Armenia v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
08 Sep 2007 Portugal v Poland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
12 Sep 2007 Portugal v Serbia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
13 Oct 2007 Azerbaijan v Portugal W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
17 Oct 2007 Kazakhstan v Portugal W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Feb 2008 Italy v Portugal L 3-1 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Portugal v Georgia W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2008 Portugal v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
11 Jun 2008 Czech Republic v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
19 Jun 2008 Germany v Portugal L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
20 Aug 2008 Portugal v Faroe Islands W 5-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Malta v Portugal W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Sep 2008 Portugal v Denmark L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
19 Nov 2008 Brazil v Portugal L 6-2 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Portugal v Finland W 1-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Portugal v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
31 Mar 2009 Portugal v South Africa W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 Albania v Portugal W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Aug 2009 Liechtenstein v Portugal W 0-3 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Denmark v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
09 Sep 2009 Hungary v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Oct 2009 Portugal v Hungary W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Oct 2009 Portugal v Malta W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Nov 2009 Portugal v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
18 Nov 2009 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Portugal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
24 May 2010 Portugal v Cape Verde Islands D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2010 Portugal v Cameroon W 3-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2010 Portugal v Mozambique W 3-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2010 Ivory Coast v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.