Paulo Sousa Biography

( 1970 - )
December 12, 2018
First published on:December 12, 2018
by Emma

Facts of Paulo Sousa

Date of Birth: 1970, August 30
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: Portugal
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Paulo Manuel Carvalho de Sousa
Famous Name Paulo Sousa
Father Delfim Silva Sousa
Mother Maria Madalena Sousa
Nationality Portugal
Birth Place Viseu, Portugal
Currently Married Yes
Married to Cristina Mohler
Caps 51
World Cup Game FIFA World Cup 2002
Started career as Footballer
Birth Date August 30, 1970

Paulo Sousa is a former Portuguese footballer turned coach. He was the member of the "Portugal Golden Generation". He also played UEFA Champions with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.

 

As of 2018, Paulo Sousa is currently married to Cristina Mohler.  He earned impressive net worth from his successful career in football and coaching. 

Paulo Sousa Early Life

Paulo Manuel Carvalho de Sousa was born on August 30, 1970, to Maria Madalena Sousa and Delfim Silva Sousa. He was born in Viseu, Portugal.

Regarding his nationality, he holds a Portuguese citizenship and was born to Portuguese parents. There is no any detail info about his parents, and it seems he is a single child of his parents.

CAPTION: Paulo Sousa Juventus SOURCE: Goal.com

Sousa was interested in football from an early age and started playing professionally for S.L Benfica. He won Primeira Liga Championship in 1991 and two years later he won the domestic cup. 

Paulo Sousa Personal Life

Personal information about the former footballer, Paulo Sousa is not disclosed yet. However, he is married to Cristina Mohler.

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There is no more information about what his wife does and his children. It seems he is not active in social media. 

Paulo Sousa Football Career

Paulo Sousa started his career in football from an early age.  After winning Primeira Liga Champions and domestic cup, he signed for Lisbon neighbors Sporting Clube de Portugal along with Antonio Pacheco. After a single season, he joined Juventus FC.  On 16 January 1991, his international debut came in a friendly match against Spain.

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Sousa played two seasons for Turin and led it to the conquest of the UEFA Champions League in 1995-96. He also won the Series A of the previous year. In the same year, he also won the domestic cup, Supercup as well as he finished in UEFA Cup as a runner-up.

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Then, Sousa moved to Germany to play for Borussia Dortmund. The following season, he repeated the Champions League triumph. The final game was against Juventus, his former club. He appeared in that game. However, he was plagued with injuries. 

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Subsequently, he returned to play for Inter Milan. Sousa briefly represented Parma A.C, Panathinaikos F.C, and RCD Espanyol.  Sousa has played for his country at UEFA Euro 1996 and 2000.  He was a squad member at FIFA World Cup 2002. Eventually, in 2002, he retired at the age of 31.

Paulo Sousa Coaching Career

Besides his football skills, he is well known for his leadership skills. Paulo Sousa started his career in coaching by joining the coaching staff of Portugal national team. He was appointed as assistant to his former boss, Carlos Queiroz in the summer of 2008. Later in the same year, he was appointed as the head coach of Championship team Queens Park Rangers. 

CAPTION: Paulo Sousa SOURCE: google

Apart from this, he has managed Swansea City and Leicester City. He also worked as manager of Hungarian champions Videoton FC.  Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. was the Israeli Premier League when Sousa was its head coach. 

Paulo Sousa Net Worth

The former national footballer turned coach, Paulo hasn't disclosed his earnings but we expect it to be in millions of dollars.

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