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    Quaresma on Loan to Chelsea

    Post by Admin on Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:07 pm

    From the official Chelsea FC Site
    QUARESMA SIGNS ON LOAN
    Posted on: Mon 02 Feb 2009

    Chelsea
    Football Club is delighted to announce that we have signed Inter Milan
    winger Ricardo Quaresma on loan until the end of the season. The
    Premier League have confirmed the deal.

    Quaresma joins us as the
    sixth Portuguese player in the first team squad, following the summer
    arrivals of José Bosingwa and Deco, who have also worked under manager
    Luiz Felipe Scolari at international level.

    The 25-year-old
    winger can play on either flank, with his qualities of speed and
    finesse a regular problem for opposing defences.

    Born in Lisbon
    on September 26, 1983, Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo began his
    career with local club Sporting, making his debut as a 17-year-old.

    While
    at Sporting, he worked his way into the first team and became a regular
    during the championship-winning 2001/02 season alongside Cristiano
    Ronaldo.

    He made 59 league appearances in two seasons, scoring
    eight goals, before Barcelona approached for his services in the summer
    of 2003, paying six million Euros to secure his signature.

    His
    time at the Catalan club yielded only a handful of starts, and an
    injury towards the end of the season saw the youngster miss out on Euro
    2004 in his home country. Following the tournament, he returned to
    Portugal with Porto, just as Deco was heading to Barcelona.

    He
    quickly settled, scoring in the 2004 Uefa Super Cup defeat against
    Valencia, and was regarded during his four-year stay at Porto as one of
    the league's most potent weapons.

    Quaresma's form in the
    2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08 campaigns helped seal a succession of
    league championships, and regular Champions League football.

    He
    is no stranger to Stamford Bridge, having played four times as a Porto
    player against the Blues, twice in 2004/05 and twice again two years
    later.

    In March 2007, Quaresma opened the scoring at the Bridge,
    before goals from Arjen Robben and Michael Ballack sealed our
    progression into the quarter-finals.

    After 124 league
    appearances and 24 goals, Quaresma was bought by Inter Milan last
    summer, one of José Mourinho's first signings for the club.

    Now,
    the 5'8 playmaker has the opportunity to rekindle his relationship with
    Scolari, who utilised his services in Euro 2008, where he scored the
    most recent of his three international goals, in a 3-1 win over Petr
    Cech's Czech Republic side.

    Quaresma becomes our first and only signing of the winter transfer window, and will stay with us until the end of the season.
    It's Brilliant Loan by Chelsea

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