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Appeared in 1983, as a very young left winger in Sporting Lisbon with dazzling speed and dribbling abilities. However, when he asked a pay rise to president João Rocha he was denied, and soon left Sporting to FC Porto. In the following years he collected two Portuguese Championships, and played a key role in the 1987 European Champions Cup final won by Porto, and played one impressive solo where he missed a goal by inches after passing by five Bayern Munich players.
After that win he was traded to Atlético de Madrid for a high sum, where he rose to a fan favourite status. However, the roughness of the Spanish football left him with several knee injuries which tormented his 90's career. In 1993 he arrived in a controversial deal to Porto and Sporting rivals SL Benfica, winning a cup. Soon after his arrival, he left but his knee problems not allowed him to settle, and played one-season contracts with Olympique Marseille, Reggiana , AC Milan and West Ham United. Finally, he returned to Atlético de Madrid, but ended his career with J. League side Yokohama Flugels . Now, he is a director in Atletico Madrid, and a respected football personality.
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