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Best XI: Portugal in the 21st century

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CM – Deco

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – JUNE 19: Deco of Portugal in action 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)

One of the most talented midfielders Portugal has ever seen – Deco was the leader and the best player of the side which reached the EURO 2004 on home soil and won the fourth place in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

He graced the Portuguese national jersey with his amazing talent between 2003 and 2010, making a total of 75 appearances for his country.