DECO

  • Fluminense's Deco retires, ending 17-year football career August 26, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Former Portugal and Chelsea playmaker Deco retired Monday after 17 years because of his failure to overcome a series of recent muscle injuries. The 35-year-old said that he wished he could play until his contract with Brazilian club Fluminense expired at the end of the year but realized...
  • Deco's 'B' sample confirms failed doping test May 4, 2013

    Rio de Janerio: Former Chelsea and Portugal playmaker Deco is facing a 30day automatic suspension after his "B'' sample confirmed a positive test for a diuretic. Deco tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic which can help hide performanceenhancing substances. The test came after Fluminense's 20 win over Boavista on March 30. If...
  • Deco fails doping test in Brazil; will appeal May 1, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Midfielder Deco has tested positive for a banned diuretic in Brazil and says he will appeal the result, saying it likely stemmed from contaminated vitamins. Football officials in Rio de Janeiro say the former Chelsea and Portugal playmaker tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic which can help hide...
  • Deco backs Jose Mourinho for Chelsea return April 26, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Portugal international midfielder Deco has backed Real Madrid coach and compatriot Jose Mourinho to return to Chelsea next season. Speculation has grown that Mourinho will rejoin the London club, where he coached from 2004 to 2007, as part of owner Roman Abramovich's mooted summer overhaul, reports...
  • Inter in talks With Deco, Carvalho: Report June 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Inter have focused on west London as they continue the search for summer recruits, with the club's president indicating that negotiations are already underway with Chelsea to bring Ricardo Carvalho and Brazilianborn playmaker Deco to northern Italy. Inter, coached by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, would be appealing to...
  • I do not want to stay with Chelsea: Deco June 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Chelsea midfielder Deco has announced that he wants to secure a transfer away from west London this summer. The twotime Champions League winner was brought to Stamford Bridge to aid the club's European cause, but as soon as England's summer clime began to dwindle, so too did the form...
  • Chelsea's Deco keen to face Barcelona December 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Chelsea's Portuguese midfielder Deco has said that it will be 'special' should his new club meet up with his old one in the Champions League. Deco on Sunday revealed that should Chelsea face Barcelona in the Champions League knockout phase then he will be delighted. Chelsea will find out on...
  • Deco backs Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Deco believes that Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo should claim the Ballon d'Or prize next month. Chelsea and Portugal midfielder Deco believes his national teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is deserving of the Ballon d'Or next month. Ronaldo has scooped multiple individual trophies for his goalscoring exploits last season where he found...
  • Chelsea's injury list grows; Carvalho, Deco sidelined September 23, 2008

    London: Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho and midfield maestro Deco have been sidelined with injuries. Carvalho damaged his ligament in the early stages of the draw they played out against Manchester United on Sunday and could miss upto a month of action. Portuguese playmaker Deco missed the game against United after tearing a...
  • Deco injury threatens Barca title hopes May 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Spanish champions Barcelona's defence of their title was hit by an injury to Portuguese international Deco on Thursday which will sideline the midfielder for two weeks. The Brazilianborn playmaker twisted his ankle in a training ground clash with French forward Ludovic Giuly and will miss Sunday's match away...