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Personal information
Full name Anderson Luís de Souza
Date of birth 27 August 1977 (1977-08-27) (age 43)
Place of birth São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Height 1.74 m
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1996 Nacional (SP)
1996–1997 Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Corinthians 2 (0)
1997 Centro Sportivo Alagoano 0 (0)
1997–1998 Benfica 0 (0)
1997–1998 → Alverca (loan) 32 (13)
1998–1999 Salgueiros 12 (2)
1999–2004 Porto 148 (32)
2004–2008 Barcelona 113 (11)
2008–2010 Chelsea 43 (5)
2010–2013 Fluminense 56 (2)
Total 406 (65)
National team
2003–2010 Portugal 75 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Anderson Luís de Souza (born 27 August 1977), commonly as Deco is a retired professional footballer. He played as a Midfielder. He has played for Porto, Barcelona, and the Portugal national team.

Career statistics

Club

As of 22 August 2013
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Corinthians 1996 2 0 2 0
Total 2 0 ? ? 2 0
Alverca (loan) 1997–98 32 13 32 13
Total 32 13 ? ? 32 13
Salgueiros 1998–99 12 2 1 0 13 2
Total 12 2 1 0 13 2
Porto 1998–99 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1999–2000 23 1 4 3 11 3 38 7
2000–01 31 6 6 0 10 0 47 6
2001–02 30 13 3 0 15 6 48 19
2002–03 30 10 3 1 12 1 45 12
2003–04 28 2 4 0 12 2 1 0 45 4
Total 148 32 20 4 60 12 1 0 229 48
Barcelona 2004–05 35 6 0 0 7 2 42 8
2005–06 29 3 3 0 11 2 43 5
2006–07 31 1 5 2 8 2 3 1 47 6
2007–08 18 1 5 0 6 0 29 1
Total 113 11 13 2 32 6 3 1 161 20
Chelsea 2008–09 24 3 2 0 4 0 30 3
2009–10 19 2 5 1 4 0 28 3
Total 43 5 7 1 8 0 0 0 58 6
Fluminense 2010 16 1 0 0 16 1
2011 18 0 2 1 5 0 25 1
2012 17 1 8 1 11 3 36 5
2013 5 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 14 0
Total 56 2 1 0 13 2 21 3 91 7
Career total 406 65 42 7 113 20 25 4 586 96

International

Portugal
Year Apps Goals
2003 9 1
2004 15 1
2005 8 0
2006 11 1
2007 8 0
2008 9 2
2009 11 0
2010 4 0
Total 75 5

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 March 2003 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal  Brazil 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 13 October 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal  Russia 3–0 7–1 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
3. 17 June 2006 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany  Iran 1–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup
4. 11 June 2008 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Czech Republic 1–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2008
5. 10 September 2008 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal  Denmark 2–1 2–3 FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualifying

Honours

Porto

Barcelona

Chelsea

Fluminense

Individual

  • Ballon D'or Silver Ball: 2004
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2003–04
  • UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year: 2003–04, 2005–06
  • 2004 UEFA Champions League Final: Man of the Match
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2004–05
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2006
  • Portuguese League Footballer of the Year: 2003–04
  • CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad: 2006
  • Premier League Player of the Month: August 2008
  • Campeonato Carioca Best Player: 2012
  • Campeonato Carioca Best Midfielder: 2012
  • Globe Soccer Awards Player Career Award: 2013
  • Golden Foot: 2016, as football legend

Orders

  • Medal of Merit, Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa (House of Braganza)
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