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Best XI: Portugal in the 21st century

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RB – Paulo Ferreira

Portugal, Paulo Ferreira
BASEL, SWITZERLAND – JUNE 19: Paulo Ferreira of Portugal steps over Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2008 Quarter Final match between Portugal and Germany at St. Jakob-Park on June 19, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Do you remember Paulo Ferreira? He introduced himself on the big stage with Porto’s UEFA Champions League triumph back in 2004, then moved to Chelsea together with Jose Mourinho in the following summer.

Ferreira also made his Portugal debut that year and played in the EURO 2004 Final, which the hosts of the competition surprisingly lost to Greece through Angelos Charisteas’ 57-th minute winner.