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José Bosingwa
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Personal information
Full name José Bosingwa da Silva
Date of birth 24 August 1982 (1982-08-24) (age 27)
Place of birth Mbandaka, Zaire
(now the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 17
Youth career
1995–1996 Fornos de Algodres
1996–2000 Boavista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Freamunde 11 (0)
2001–2003 Boavista 41 (0)
2003–2008 Porto 107 (3)
2008– Chelsea 42 (2)
National team
2003–2004 Portugal U21 18 (0)
2007– Portugal 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:45, 26 September 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2009 (UTC)
This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Bosingwa and the second is Silva.

José Bosingwa da Silva (born 24 August 1982) is a Portuguese footballer currently playing for Chelsea in the English Premier League. He is also a Portugal international.

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Club career

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo to a Portuguese father and a Congolese mother, Bosingwa moved with his parents at a very young age to Seia, inner Portugal, in the Guarda district. He was picked as a youth to play for Boavista, where he stayed until picked by José Mourinho in 2003–04 for his Porto squad,[2] where he was used sparingly, playing only 11 league games that season. He made his UEFA Champions League debut on September 16, 2003, in a 1–1 away draw with Partizan, playing eight matches in the club's victorious campaign.

Fully established as a right-back (he started as a defensive midfielder) and Porto's first-choice since the 2004–05 season, after the departures of Paulo Ferreira and veteran Carlos Secretário, Bosingwa was a vital element in the team's conquest of four league titles in five seasons.

The season ended on a sour note as, in May 2005, Bosingwa was at the wheel of his jeep when excess speed and wet road conditions led to a serious accident, with the vehicle skidding off the motorway and rolling down an embankment before bursting into flames. Along with the Porto player, four other footballers travelled, including then-Boavista player Nélson. All escaped alive, but one of them, Sandro Luís (player of modest Grupo Desportivo os Minhocas), had to have his left foot amputated as a result of the accident, which took place in Valongo. Bosingwa was subsequently suspended by the club.

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Chelsea

Bosingwa training with Chelsea

On May 11, 2008, Dubai announced that Bosingwa had come to verbal agreements with Chelsea for a €20.6 million / £16.3m transfer.[3][4] He put pen to paper on a three-year deal,[5] and joined the London club after Euro 2008, along with Portugal national team boss Luiz Felipe Scolari and fellow international Deco. On July 16, 2008, Bosingwa was presented with the number 16. He was handed the number 17 for Chelsea on August 8, 2008, swapping with Scott Sinclair.

Bosingwa made his Champions League debut against Bordeaux on September 16, 2008, along with his fellow team mate Deco. He scored his first goal for Chelsea against Stoke City on September 27, 2008.[6] He scored again for Chelsea with a stunning left-footed goal against West Brom from 25 yards.[7]

On February 1, 2009, Bosingwa was involved in an incident on the field where he stamped Liverpool player Yossi Benayoun directly in the back, without making any attempt to play the ball. Although the referee Mike Riley did not see it, assistant referee Mo Matadar would later claim to have seen the incident, he signaled a foul at the time but then awarded Chelsea a throw-in following the incident. In the days following the match, the FA claimed that FIFA regulations prevented them from imposing disciplinary sanctions as no booking or sending off was issued.[8]

Bosingwa was banned for three European matches as a result of comments he made about the referee on Portuguese television, following Chelsea's clash with FC Barcelona on 17 June 2009 in the second-leg of the semi-final of the Champions League, which resulted in a draw.[9] The ban was later reduced to two matches on appeal.[10]

On June 19, 2009, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge conceded defeat in his club's attempt to sign the Portuguese defender, making it all the more likely that he will stay in London at Stamford Bridge.[11] Bosingwa sustained a knee injury in October, missing the rest of Chelsea's season. The club announced in early March that Bosingwa required further surgery, ruling him out of the 2010 world cup. [12]

International career

Due to his consistent performances at club level, Bosingwa became a regular in the Portugal squad since 2007, overtaking Miguel as the country's first choice right-back. He also represented his nation in the 2004 Olympic Games, in Athens, and the 2004 Under-21 European Championship. Although played for Portugal U21 team, he is also eligible for his born place DR Congo if he made an application to apply in 2004, thus, DR Congo tried to call-up him to 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.[13]

In May 2007, he received his first Portugal call-up.[14], he substituted Miguel at the second half on 2 June 2007, a 2–1 win to Belgium.

Bosingwa was named in the Portuguese squad for the Euro 2008 Championships. Portugal were knocked out in the quarter-finals and Bosingwa was a starter in three of their four matches, playing at right-back. In each match he performed exceptionally, leading to him being named in the UEFA team of the tournament.

Career statistics

As of 4 September 2009.
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Freamunde 2000–01 11 0 0 0 - 0 0 11 0
Boavista 2001–02 15 0 2 0 0 0 17 0
2002–03 26 0 1 0 0 0 27 0
Total 52 0 3 0 0 0 55 0
Porto 2003–04 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
2004–05 25 1 1 0 5 0 30 1
2005–06 21 0 4 0 5 0 30 0
2006–07 25 0 0 0 6 0 31 0
2007–08 23 1 4 0 0 0 7 0 34 1
Total 107 3 9 0 0 0 23 0 138 3
Chelsea 2008–09 34 2 4 0 0 0 10 0 50 2
2009-10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 42 2 4 0 0 0 10 0 58 2
Career total 190 5 16 0 0 0 33 0 251 5

Honours

Club

Porto

Chelsea

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Chelsea F.C. profile". Chelsea. 16 July 2008. http://www.chelseafc.com/page/PlayerProfileDetail/0,,10268~28123,00.html. Retrieved 16 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Porto swoop for Bosingwa". UEFA. 18 June 2003. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/ucl/news/kind=1/newsid=75464.html. Retrieved 13 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "FC Porto announcement" (in Portuguese). Porto. 11 May 2008. http://www.fcporto.pt/Info/Futebol/Noticias/infofut_futcomunicadosadbosingwa_110508_35399.asp. Retrieved 12 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Chelsea agree Bosingwa deal". Chelsea. 12 May 2008. http://www.chelseafc.com/page/NewsHomePage/0,,10268~1310622,00.html. Retrieved 12 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Bosingwa to join Chelsea". Chelsea. 13 May 2008. http://www.chelseafc.com/page/NewsHomePage/0,,10268~1311152,00.html. Retrieved 13 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "Stoke 0–2 Chelsea". BBC. 27 September 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7626932.stm. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "West Brom 0–3 Chelsea". BBC. 15 November 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7711324.stm. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Bosingwa escapes FA action". FIFA. 2 February 2009. http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1013373.html. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Drogba given lengthy European ban". BBC Sport. 18 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/8043277.stm. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Drogba, Bosingwa appeals verdicts". UEFA. 15 July 2009. http://www.uefa.com/uefa/keytopics/kind=512/newsid=846694.html. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  11. ^ "Bayern end Bosingwa hopes". Sky Sports. 19 July 2009. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_5441693,00.html. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  12. ^ http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10268~1984796,00.html
  13. ^ "DR Congo chase Porto winger". BBC. 2004-04-14. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/3626553.stm. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  14. ^ "Portugal call on uncapped trio". UEFA.com. 2007-05-22. Archived from the original on 2007-05-22. http://www.noticias.info/Archivo/2007/200705/20070522/20070522_287355.shtm. 

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