Deco is a Portuguese football player who currently plays for Barcelona as central midfielder. Deco started his career off in his home country, Brazil, with Corinthians. He then made one-season spells at FC Alverca and Salgueriros before joining Porto where he notched 144 appearances and 34 goals in 5 seasons. He then joined Spanish giants Barcelona in 2004 contributing 14 goals in 102 appearances.
Deco also ha been capped 51 times with national team Portugal. Deco enjoyed a very formidable amount of silverware with Porto winning the most desired trophy in Europe, the Champions League and also a Uefa Cup. He also had domestic success with the Portuguese club winning the Portuguese Liga 3 times, the Portuguese Cup 3 times and the Portuguese Super Cup for another 3 times.
Two years after winning the Champions League with Porto, Deco won the same trophy again, this time with Barcelona. With the Catalans, he also won the Spanish Liga in 2005 and 2006 and the Spanish Super Cup in 2005 and 2006.