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Paulo Sousa

Paulo Sousa
  • Name Paulo Manuel Carvalho de Sousa
  • Date of birth 30 August 1970 (age 54)
  • Birth Country Portugal
  • Birth Place Viseu
  • Nationality Portugal
  • Current team  club


Paulo Manuel Carvalho de Sousa, CavIH is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and is the manager of French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

Starting his career at Benfica, he also represented Sporting in his country, where he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 117 matches and three goals in five years. From there onwards, he competed mainly in Italy and in Germany, winning the Champions League with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund and the Intercontinental Cup with the latter side. His later career was severely hampered by injuries.

Sousa was a member of Portugal’s “Golden Generation”. and appeared with the national team at the 2002 World Cup and two European Championships. He took up coaching in the late 2000s, managing clubs in several countries and winning national championships with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Basel.

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