Epic Sports Ambassador : Paulo FUTRE

Paulo Jorge Dos Santos Futre
Montijo, Portugal, 1966

Epic Sports Ambassador

Portugal great Paulo Futre is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation. Futre is one of a few footballers to share the distinction of having represented all of Portugal’s ‘big three’ football clubs (Sporting CP, FC Porto and Benfica). A skillful attacker, Paulo played at the highest level with clubs in Portugal, Spain, Italy, England, France and Japan.

Paulo enjoyed a hugely successful career highlighted by several trophy wins, including the Champions League, two Portuguese Primeira Liga titles, two Portuguese Super Cups, one Italian Serie A title and two Spanish Cups.
He also won many individual honours being chosen as man of the match in Porto’s Champions League final win in 1987 before coming second in the voting for the 1987 Ballon d’Or to be recognised as the second best player in the world. He was also named Portuguese Footballer of the Year in consecutive years, picking up the award in 1986 and 1987. Paulo was also honoured by being named as the best foreign player in Spain’s La Liga for the 1991-92 season while at Atletico Madrid.
On the international scene, Paulo became the youngest player in Portugal’s history when he made his debut in 1983 aged just 17 years and 204 days, and he went on to make a further 40 appearances for his country scoring six goals, including turning out at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

After injury forced Paulo to prematurely retire at the age of 32, he worked as director of football at Atletico Madrid from 2000 to 2003 as well as a successful businessman.

We are delighted to have someone of Paulo’s calibre join Epic Sports as one of our Ambassadors as he will be able to offer his wealth of experience and advice to our clients.
Paulo, welcome. Glad to have you onboard.

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Club Career

  • 1983-84 : Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • 1984-87 : FC Porto
  • 1987-92 : Atlético de Madrid
  • 1992-93 : Benfica
  • 1993-94 : Olympique Marseillais
  • 1994-95 : Reggiana
  • 1995-96 : AC Milan
  • 1996-97 : West Ham
  • 1997-98 : Atlético de Madrid
  • 1998-99 : Yokohama Flügels (Japan)

National Team

  • 1983-95 : Portugal

Honours

National

  • 2 Portuguese Leagues (Porto 1985, 86)
  • 2 Portuguese Supercups (Porto 1984, 86)
  • 2 Spanish Cups (At. Madrid 1991, 92)
  • 1 Italian League (AC Milan 1996)

International

  • UEFA Champions League 1987 (FC Porto)

Individual

  • Portuguese footballer of the Year (1985-86 and 1986-87)
  • Best foreign player of the Spanish League (1991-92)
  • Man of the match performance in the Champions League 1987 against FC Bayern Munich.
  • Ballon d’Or : 2nd place 1987. Second best player of the world.

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