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Duda Player Profile

Duda Player Profile
Full Name: Sergio Paulo Barbosa Valente
Date of Birth:27-Jun-1980 (Age 36)
Place of Birth:Oporto
Nationality: Portugal
Height:181 cm.
Weight:77 Kg.
Squad Number:17
Duda, playing with Malaga (AFP)
Left-winger come left-back Duda has spent his entire professional career in Spain. He left Vitoria Guimarees without having made a single competitive appearance in 1999 for a move to Spain with Cadiz before jumping to Malaga where he spent the bulk of his career.

In 2006, Duda made the move to Andalucian rivals Sevilla after Malaga were relegated and went on to win four trophies with the club before returning to the Boquerones two years later.

Ever since the demise of Nuno Valente, left-back has been somewhat a problem position for Portugal and Duda’s international emergence has been a godsend for Carlos Queiroz. While there have been intermittent calls for Benfica youngster Fabio Coentrao to replace him, Duda has made the left-back position his own and quickly become a vital part of the side.

Did You Know?

Duda has never made a senior appearance in Portuguese football.

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