Deco has already emerged as one of the best signings of the summer. We take a look at the little man’s pedigree and choice of football boots.
Deco, 30, is the Portuguese international who signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2008. Born in Brazil, he arrived in Portugal aged 19. He won the Champions League and UEFA Cup with FC Porto, before moving to Barcelona in 2004.
Overlooked by the Brazilian national team, Deco adopted Portuguese citizenship after completing six years of Portuguese residence. On his d'©but for Portugal, he scored in a rare win for Portugal over Brazil.
During his last season at Barcelona, Deco was hampered by injury and managed just 14 starts. When new Barca manager Pep Guardiola arrived he was happy to let Deco leave the club, suggesting that Deco was past his best. However Luis Felipe Scolari, who had managed Deco as National manager of Portugal, made him his first signing at Chelsea, with a fee of £8 million changing hands.
Since arriving in the UK, Deco could not have had a better start to his Chelsea career. Never noted for being prolific in front of goal, Deco has scored in each of Chelsea’s opening games, helping Chelsea lead the Premier League after two games. Although very early in this campaign, Deco looks to have fitted in very well to Premier League football and could be the difference to Chelsea this season.
Deco Football Boots
- Anatomical sprint fit outsole with glass fibre shank rigidity incorporating wishbone technology.
- Michelin injected rubber providing increased grip and touch control. The upper is made from breathable, lightweight ceramic duratec kangaroo leather.
- Lightweight thermo-polyurethane heel counter impact control.
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Deco wears Umbro SX Flare football boots.