FIGO AND DECO, THE ONLY TO SUCCEED
Trincao will be the thirteenth Portuguese to wear Barça shirt
Published:31/01/2020 - 16:26h
Updated:31/01/2020 - 16:27h
Francisco Trincao will be a Barça player from June and will become the thirteenth Portuguese to wear the Barça shirt. Luis Figo and Deco are the only ones who have triumphed so far and that of Braga is expected to do the same
Francisco Trincao has been the big surprise of the FC Barcelona in this market of signings of winter. The extreme youngster luso will turn into Barcelona from June by 31 million euros and will reinforce the forward by the sides. The Manchester City or Chelsea asked after he to do co his signing, but the culés decided to advance to close the incorporation of this jiven promise called to lead to Portugal in the future.
The attacker of the Knickers will be the decimotercer Portuguese in dressing the T-shirt barcelonista along his history. The first was Virgil Gives Coast Neves in the 1903, that was in Can Barça until the 1906. It played of forward and only knew that it was the first luso in playing in the Barcelona in the 2017 by an investigation of Fernando Arrechea and Eugen Scheinherr for 'The Fascicles of the Centre of Investigations of History and Statistics of the Spanish Football' (CIHEFE).
After Neves, had to happen more than 60 years until the following Portuguese arrived to the Barça. It treated of Jorge Alberto Mendonça, of Angola, Portuguese colony until 1975. It arrived pertinent of the Athletic of Madrid to the group blaugrana in the 1967 and was there until the 1969. In the Manzanares triumphed and did a name, but in the Barcelona the tip did not surrender to the level expected and therefore it left prematurely.
They had to happen other so many years until the following born footballers in Portugal played in the Barça. It was in 1995, when the culés brought in hardly two years to Luis Figo, Vítor Baía and Fernando Couto. The three were already international lusos, but alone Figo achieved to triumph in the Camp Nou. Neither the guarsameta neither the central were to the height of the expectations in the years that happened in Barcelona. The also ex madridista himself was it and turned into an idol and in one of the best of the world, but his course to the Madrid years afterwards caused that it became one of the most hated footballers of the history of the club.
Of Simao or Quaresma to Semedo
Simao Sabrosa Was the following perla Portuguese in landing in Barcelona in 1999. The extreme arrived with the vitola to be one of the most promising players of the neighbouring country, but fracasó in his two campaigns and had to finish going. Ricardo Quaresma arrived in a similar situation when being one of the jewels of the Portuguese football, but neither adapted in the 2003 and went in the summer of 2004. Precisely in this 2004 fichó to Deco of the Port wine, that was one of the leaders of the generation that triumphed to the orders of Frank Rijkaard, beside Ronaldinho or Eto'or.
It is necessary to add also in this list to Edgar Ié, of Guinea-Bissáu, but nationalised Portuguese, and to Gus Ledes. Both arrived like youngsters perlas does years, but any of the two could triumph like culé. Both had minutes in the 2013 in the Glass Catalonia the year that played it the filial and Ié debuted with the greater in Glass of the King in front of the Huesca in the season 2014/2015.
André Gomes and Nélson Semedo had been the last Portuguese in fichar by the Barça. The ex valencianistas fracasó estrepitsamente after costing 35 millions and 20 in variables and now is in the Everton already trasapasado. The ex of the Benfica, by his part, still tries to do place in the Barcelona group, but up to now has not finished to fulfil with the expectations that generated. It speaks that in summer could go out, but could give the turn to the situation in these months that remain.