Joao Moutinho is regarded worldwide as one of the best midfielders to have been produced from Portugal.
Moutinho having made his professional debut aged only 18 went on to achieve remarkable things in his illustrious career that has seen him play in Portugal, France and England.
He is considered as one of the most complete central midfielders and at his prime, most big teams across Europe were pushing to sign him.
One interesting fact to also note about the smallish Magician was he made his debut for Sporting Lisbon in another legend’s jersey. That legend is no other person than Cristiano Ronaldo.
See below his career path and let us no in the comments the one that has caught your interest most.
At 13, he was signed by Sporting Lisbon
At 18, he won the youth team title alongside Nani & Miguel Veloso
At 18, he made his Primeira Liga debut wearing the 28 shirt worn by Cristiano Ronaldo
At 24, he won the treble with FC Porto
At 26, he assisted both goals in a winning debut for AS MONACO
At 29, he sealed Portugal’s place at Euro 2016, where he’d play six times as Portugal won their first ever honour
At 30, he played 31 times in Monaco’s historic Ligue 1 title win & UEFA Champions League semi-final run
At 31, he scored his first Premier League goal, an equaliser at Manchester United for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC At 35, he became the first Wolves player to score a league winner at Old Trafford in 42 years, the oldest match-winner at Old Trafford in Premier League historyJoão Moutinho is timeless.