Classy Portuguese-Brazilian attacking midfielder, Deco is an important player for Portugal at international level and has won over 50 caps and scored 4 goals for his national side. He joined Barcelona following a successful spell with FC Porto where he played a key role towards the club winning the Champions League in the 2002/03 season. Since joining Barcelona he has made an excellent contribution and won the UEFA Best Midfielder award for the second time for his performance during Barca's Champions League winning season. Deco is a gifted playmaker with superb passing skill and impressive technique on the ball. He also has good shooting ability and is a set-piece specialist.