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Quaresma, Baía, Couto, Deco, Simao, and Figo have all played for Barça

The 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder André Gomes, who will be making the move to FC Barcelona following a late-night deal with Valencia CF on Thursday, will become the seventh player from Spain's western neighbour to play for the Catalan club.

Gomes thus follows in the footsteps of Luis Figo, Vítor Baía, Fernando Couto, Simao Sabrosa, Ricardo Quaresma, and Deco.

Another player named Jorge Alberto Mendonça played for Barça between 1967 and 1969. The striker, however, was born in 1938 in Angola, which was a Portuguese colony at the time.

Here's a look at the Barça's six previous Portuguese players:

Luis Figo: 1995-2000. 249 appearances and 45 goals in official matches. He won six titles. But despite being the team captain, he went to Real Madrid.

Vítor Baía: 1996-1999. 55 appearances. He won six titles. After coming to Barça from Porto for the 1996/97 season, he went back to Porto in 1999/2000.

Fernando Couto: 1996-1998. 63 appearances and two goals in official matches. He won six titles. After coming from Parma, he left Barça to go to Lazio.

Simao Sabrosa: 1999-2001. 71 appearances and four goals in official matches. He won one title. He came to Barça from Sporting, then left to sign with Benfica.

Ricardo Quaresma: 2003-04. 30 appearances and two goals in official matches. He won a title. He also came to Barça from Sporting, then left to sign with Porto.

Deco: 2004-2008. 164 appearances and 23 goals in official matches. He won seven titles. He came to Barça from Porto, and then left to sign with Chelsea.


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