Deco

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho before his side's Premier League match with Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016
Deco: 'Manchester United players need to deal with Jose Mourinho criticism'
Deco tells Manchester United's players that they need to deal with Jose Mourinho's public criticism of them.
Oct 6, 10:06
Retired Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, 39, attends a press conference during a promotional trip in Singapore on March 22, 2014
Paul Scholes and Deco sign up to play in Indian futsal league
Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes signs a three-year deal to play in India's Premier Futsal league alongside former Chelsea and Barcelona man Deco.
Jun 23, 18:20
Portrait of Benfica coach Graeme Souness in the dugout during the UEFA Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. Benfica won 2-1.
On this day: Benfica appoint Graeme Souness
Eighteen years ago today, former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness was appointed the new manager of Portuguese club Benfica.
Nov 1, 06:00
Deco, when at Chelsea, relaxes during training on October 20, 2009
Deco: 'Chelsea can win Premier League'
Stuttering Chelsea can bridge an 11-point gap and still defend their Premier League crown, according to their former midfielder Deco.
Oct 29, 01:55
Albania's Burim Kukeli (L) vies with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Albania and Portugal at the Elbasan Arena in Elbasan on September 7, 2015.
Preview: Portugal vs. Denmark
Sports Mole previews the Euro 2016 Group I clash between Portugal and Denmark.
Oct 7, 00:41
Deco takes the ball away from Steven Gerrard during Portugal vs. England on June 24, 2004.
Deco hails Cristiano Ronaldo's dedication
Former Portugal midfielder Deco lavishes praise on Cristiano Ronaldo for his dedication to becoming one of the best players in the history of the sport.
Oct 5, 18:55
Lionel Messi runs with the ball during Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain
Gabon authorities deny paying Lionel Messi £2.5m to visit African nation
Authorities in Gabon reject reports that Barcelona star Lionel Messi was paid £2.5m to visit the African nation last week for an AFCON event.
Jul 22, 11:50
Rodrigo Caio of Sao Paulo runs with the ball during a first leg match between between Sao Paulo and Cruzeiro as part of round of sixteen of Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2015 at Morumbi Stadium on May 6, 2015
Brazilian Rodrigo Caio undergoes Atletico Madrid medical
Young Brazilian midfielder Rodrigo Caio moves a step closer to joining Atletico Madrid as he undergoes a medical with the La Liga club.
Jun 30, 15:52
Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal with Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Norwich City at the Anfield stadium in Liverpo
Daniel Sturridge: 'Steven Gerrard is the best midfielder I've played with'
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says that Steven Gerrard is the best midfielder that he has played alongside.
Jun 1, 06:57
Brazil's forward Kenedy celebrates his goal against Venezuela during the South American U-20 football match at Domingo Burgueno stadium in Maldonado, 130 km east of Montevideo, on January 19, 2015
Report: Chelsea to win Kenedy race
A report claims that Chelsea are likely to beat off competition from numerous clubs to sign Brazilian striker Kenedy.
Apr 7, 14:36
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Sweden during their World Cup play-off match on November 19, 2013
FIFA World Cup countdown: Top 10 Portuguese footballers of all time
As part of the countdown to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Sports Mole looks at the top 10 players in the history of Portugal.
May 18, 12:16
Barcelona's Deco celebrates scoring against Liverpool during the first leg of a last 16 Champions League football match at the Camp Nou stadium in Madrid, 21 February 2007
Deco: 'Barcelona decline expected'
Former Barcelona player Deco dismisses the notion that the club is in crisis.
May 1, 23:17
Manchester United's Paul Scholes shoots for goal against Barcelona on April 24, 2008.
On this day: Paul Scholes strike knocks out Barcelona
Six years ago today, Paul Scholes scores the only goal of the game as Manchester United advance through to the final of the Champions League at the expense of Barcelona.
Apr 29, 10:01
Deco, when at Chelsea, relaxes during training on October 20, 2009
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Deco baffled by Jose Mourinho's decision to sell Juan Mata
Former Chelsea midfielder Deco admits that he is baffled by Jose Mourinho's decision to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United in January.
Apr 29, 06:32
Liverpool's Craig Bellamy celebrates with Dirk Kuyt after scoring against Barcelona during the first leg of a last 16 Champions League football match at the Camp Nou stadium in Madrid, 21 February 2007
Liverpool's two wins in the Camp Nou
Ahead of Manchester City's match in the Camp Nou, Sports Mole looks back at the only English club to have beaten Barcelona in their own ground - Liverpool.
Mar 12, 11:16
Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa celebrates after scoring a goal with his teammate Brazilian defender Joa Miranda de Souza during the Champions league match AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid at the San Siro Stadium in Milan on February 1
Five dual nationality footballers
Ahead of Brazil-born Diego Costa's Spain debut, Sports Mole looks back at five other players with dual nationalities.
Mar 5, 11:43
Liverpool's John Arne Riise celebrates scoring against Barcelona during the first leg of a last 16 Champions League football match at the Camp Nou stadium in Madrid, 21 February 2007
On this day: Liverpool beat Barcelona at Camp Nou
On this day in 2007, Liverpool went to the Camp Nou and beat Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Feb 21, 13:55
West Ham's Craig Bellamy celebrates with team mate Valon Behrami (L) after scoring the first goal of the match during their premiership match at home to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge football stadium on December 14, 2008
On this day: Chelsea held by West Ham United
On this day in 2008, West Ham United ensured that Chelsea missed out on moving to the top of the Premier League table by holding the Blues to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 14, 09:55
Deco, when at Chelsea, relaxes during training on October 20, 2009
Deco appeals one-year drugs ban
Former Chelsea midfielder Deco will appeal a one-year ban handed to him for failing a drugs test earlier this year.
Dec 5, 14:23
Arsenal's Dutch player Robin van Persie shoots past Chelsea's Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech to score during the Premiership match at Stamford Bridge in London on November 30, 2008
On this day: Arsenal comeback stuns Chelsea
On this day in 2008, a Robin van Persie double earned Arsenal a 2-1 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Nov 30, 11:59
Rafael Benitez of Napoli looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Napoli and FC Porto at the Emirates Stadium on August 4, 2013
On this day: Liverpool end Chelsea's unbeaten home run
Five years ago today, Liverpool bring an end to Chelsea's 86-game unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge.
Oct 26, 10:00
Deco, when at Chelsea, relaxes during training on October 20, 2009
Deco confirms retirement
Thirty-five-year-old midfielder Deco decides to call time on his career as a professional footballer.
Aug 26, 15:30
Exeter manager Paul Tisdale during his side's game with Cheltenham Town on October 27, 2012
Exeter City confirm Brazil anniversary friendly
Exeter City unveil plans for a friendly against Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro next summer to mark the centenary of the club's historic tour of South America in 1914.
Jul 26, 15:28
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his second goal against AC Milan on March 12, 2013
Lionel Messi: 'I learned a lot from Ronaldinho'
Lionel Messi admits that Ronaldinho helped him a lot in his early years at Barcelona and believes the club should be forever grateful to the Brazilian.
Jul 11, 19:11
Footballer Deco during a press conference for his new team Fluminense  on August 9, 2010
Deco 'B' sample tests positive for banned diuretic
Former Chelsea and Portugal playmaker Deco faces a suspension in Brazil after his 'B' sample returned positive for a banned diuretic.
May 4, 09:31
Footballer Deco during a press conference for his new team Fluminense  on August 9, 2010
Ex-Chelsea man Deco fails doping test
Deco fails a doping test in Brazil, but his representatives claim that his vitamin supplement was contaminated.
May 1, 07:39
Footballer Deco during a press conference for his new team Fluminense  on August 9, 2010
Deco backs Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain
Deco says that Barcelona have the quality to get past Paris Saint-Germain and into the Champions League semi-finals.
Mar 17, 22:19
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Valencia on January 20, 2013
Joan Laporta: 'Barcelona could have signed Cristiano Ronaldo'
Joan Laporta reveals that he could have signed Cristiano Ronaldo for Barcelona from Sporting Lisbon in 2003.
Jan 22, 20:52
Stamford Bridge
Chelsea want Atletico Mineiro midfielder Bernard?
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Atletico Mineiro midfielder Bernard, who is said to have been recommended by former Stamford Bridge favourite Deco.
Nov 29, 04:20
Stamford Bridge
Chelsea close on Wallace?
Chelsea reportedly move close to signing Fluminense teenager Wallace.
Nov 7, 14:15
Roberto Di Matteo
Chelsea target Brazilian teenager Wallace
Chelsea are to sign 18-year-old Brazilian Wallace as defensive cover, according to reports.
Aug 7, 08:15
Anfield
Liverpool close in on Portuguese youngster
Liverpool close in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon youngster Joao Carlos.
Jan 18, 14:15



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1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
11Southampton823379-29
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
16Everton8224513-88
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163