The 9 Portuguese of the Camp Nou


Semedo, the ninth Portuguese that will dress of Barcelona

Published:14/07/2017 - 14:40h

Updated:14/07/2017 - 15:01h

As it explains "Sportive World" in an article this Friday, Semedo will turn into the ninth born player in Portugal that saw the colours of the FC Barcelona. The one who more footprint left here was, without place to doubts, Deco, a glorious midfield player

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Historically, the FC Barcelona has had a lot of Dutch and Brazilian players -further of the Spaniards and Catalans, logically-. But Portugal has won weight in the last years, and Nélson Semedo will be the ninth born player in earths lusas that dress the Barcelona colours. It will coincide with André Gomes in the changing room.

Semedo Arrives like a side of future. 23 years, 1,80m and a holgada experience already with the Benfica in the Champions and with the selection in tournaments. It will litigate with Aleix Vidal for turning into the substitute of Dani Alves, in a campaign in which the Barça at last will have a right side of guarantees.

It will be the ninth Portuguese player that play in the Camp Nou. Of the others eight, stands out Deco, that has approved his arrival: "it Is a good side, young, fast and that has quality, therefore I think that is a good signing". This same Friday already has landed in Barcelona and has happened the medical proofs. Possibly it know the installations of the club and next Wednesday, in theory, would be presented. 

The 9 Portuguese Barcelona

To find the first player luso that dressed of Barcelona it is necessary to trace back to the years 60. From 1967 until 1969, Jorge Alberto Mendonça played with the Barça, a forward that managed without penalty neither glory. We would take almost 30 years in seeing to another Portuguese in the Camp Nou. It was Luis Figo, that arrived in 1995 and turned into an idol by his charisma and his dribblings in the right band -until it left to the Madrid and became hated-. 

During these same years, Figo would coincide with Vítor Baía (1996-99) and the central Fernando Couto (1996-98), that did not leave footprint. It arrived just before changing of century Simao Sabrosa, a young extreme and with projection, that did not have the regularity expected. Something resembled Quaresma, a player with talent that never had his gap.

The most stood out was Deco, that was four seasons in the FC Barcelona, playing 140 parties and marking 47 goals. The centre of the field belonged him to him. Deco Was not fast neither physicist, but few players have had his temper and quality with a balloon in the boots. And see him glide in the lawn was pure delight. His touch of balloon was excelso.

Antaño Arrived André Gomes, that for the moment has not had a first hopeful course. But his youth forces to the Barça to give him a second opportunity. We will see if the midfield player wins the confidence of Valverde and increases his provision. Will have to Semedo like a support inside the changing room, to the that logically wish luck and successes. 

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