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Paulo Sousa

Personal information
Full namePaulo Manuel Carvalho Sousa
Date of birth30 August 1970(age 46)
Place of birthViseu, Portugal
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9.7 in)
Playing positionDefensive midfielder
Club information
Current clubVideoton (coach)

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Paulo Manuel Carvalho de Sousa, CavIH (-ptˈpawlu ˈsowzɐ; born 30 August 1970) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and a current manager.

He was a member of the “Portuguese Golden Generation”. Starting his career at Benfica, he also represented Sporting in his country, in a five-year career, and appeared with the national team in one World Cup and two European Championships, gaining more than 50 caps in 11 years.

From there onwards, Sousa namely played in Italy and in Germany, twice winning the UEFA Champions League, with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, his later career being severely hindered by injuries.

In the late 2000s, he took up coaching, managing several clubs in England and Wales.

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