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Paulo Sousa
Personal information
Full name Paulo Manuel Carvalho Sousa
Date of birth 30 August 1970 (1970-08-30) (age 39)
Place of birth Viseu, Portugal
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1984–1986 Repesenses
1986–1989 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Benfica 87 (1)
1993–1994 Sporting CP 31 (2)
1994–1996 Juventus 54 (1)
1996–1997 Borussia Dortmund 27 (1)
1998–1999 Inter 31 (0)
2000 Parma 8 (0)
2000–2001 Panathinaikos 10 (0)
2002 Espanyol 9 (0)
Total 257 (5)
National team
1989 Portugal U20 2 (0)
1991–2002 Portugal 51 (0)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Queens Park Rangers
2009– Swansea City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Manuel Carvalho de Sousa, CavIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpaulu ˈso(u)zɐ]; born 30 August 1970) is a former Portuguese footballer and current manager of Swansea City.

A defensive midfielder, Sousa was a member of the “Portuguese Golden Generation[1] and won league titles in Portugal and Italy, as well as twice winning the UEFA Champions League, with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.

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Club career

Born in Viseu, Sousa started playing professionally for S.L. Benfica, being a starter from an early age, winning the national league in 1991 and the domestic cup two seasons later.[2]

Later that summer, Sousa signed, together with teammate António Pacheco, for Lisbon neighbours Sporting Clube de Portugal. After a single season partnering the midfield with Luís Figo and Bulgarian Krassimir Balakov, he moved to Juventus.

He played for the Turin side for two seasons, leading it to the 1996 Champions League title.[2] He also won the 1995 Italian championship, the cup, the Italian Super Cup and finished as runner-ups in the 1995 UEFA Cup.

Sousa then moved to Germany to play for Borussia Dortmund, where he repeated the Champions League triumph the following season.[2] The final was incidentally against his former side, Juventus.

Although he appeared in that game, his Dortmund spell was plagued with injuries, which followed him the remainder of his career. He moved from Dortmund back to Italy to play for F.C. Internazionale Milano, and eventually retired in the 2002 summer at the age of 31, after playing briefly for Parma FC, Panathinaikos FC and RCD Espanyol.[2]

International career

A member of the Portugal squad that won the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship, Sousa went on to earn 51 caps for the senior national team,[2] his international debut coming on 16 January 1991, in a 1–1 friendly against Spain.

He played for his country at UEFA Euro 1996 and 2000, and was a squad member at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but did not play a single match. His last appearance came before the latter competition, a friendly 2–0 win over China.

Managerial career

Portuguese national team

Sousa began his coaching career by joining the coaching staff of the Portuguese national team, taking the helm of the under-15s, and in the summer of 2008 was appointed assistant to first-team coach Carlos Queiroz, his former coach at Sporting and the Portuguese youths.

Queens Park Rangers

On 19 November 2008, Sousa was appointed head coach of Championship team Queens Park Rangers.[3] However, on 9 April 2009, Sousa was sacked, as the club claimed he had divulged sensitive information without permission from the club hierarchy, namely Dexter Blackstock's loan move to Nottingham Forest having been agreed without his knowledge.[4]

Swansea City

Following Roberto Martínez's move to Wigan Athletic, Sousa was offered the role as Swansea City manager on 18 June 2009.[5] He verbally accepted the deal, signing a three-year contract, and was officially appointed on the 23rd.[6]

Statistics

Manager

As of 13 March 2010.
Team Nation From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win %
Queens Park Rangers England 19 November 2008 9 April 2009 26 7 12 7 26.9
Swansea City Wales 23 June 2009 Present 39 16 15 8 41.03

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Simple English

Paulo Sousa
Personal information
Full name Paulo Manuel Carvalho Sousa
Date of birth 30 August 1970 (1970-08-30) (age 40)
Place of birth    Viseu, Portugal
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1989-1993
1993-1994
1994-1996
1996-1997
1998-1999
2000
2000-2001
2002
Benfica
Sporting Portugal
Juventus
Borussia Dortmund
Internazionale Milano
Parma
Panathinaikos
Espanyol Barcelona
National team
1991-2002 Portugal
Teams managed
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-
Queens Park Rangers
Swansea City
Leicester City

Paulo Sousa (born 30 August 1970) is a former Portuguese football player. He has played for Portugal national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
PortugalLeague
1989/90BenficaPortuguese Liga20
1990/91360
1991/92241
1992/93250
1993/94Sporting PortugalPortuguese Liga312
ItalyLeague
1994/95JuventusSerie A261
1995/96280
GermanyLeague
1996/97Borussia DortmundBundesliga111
1997/98160
ItalyLeague
1997/98]]Internazionale MilanoSerie A110
1998/99100
1999/00100
1999/00ParmaSerie A80
GreeceLeague
2000/01PanathinaikosAlpha Ethniki60
2001/0240
SpainLeague
2001/02Espanyol BarcelonaLa Liga90
CountryPortugal 1183
Italy 931
Germany 271
Greece 100
Spain 90
Total 2575

International career statistics

Portugal national team
YearAppsGoals
199150
199200
199380
199450
199560
199650
199750
199820
199980
200050
200120
200210
Total520

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