Vítor Baía

Portugal 2017

Vítor Baía is without doubt one of Porto’s greatest ever players. Over two spells he won 27 trophies with the Portuguese club, and only one player has made more appearances for the club than him. His time with Porto was split by a move to Barça, where he would win five more trophies in just two seasons. He has won every European club competition possible, plus 11 domestic league titles. In the mid-90s he was one of the best keepers on the planet, and would win UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year in 2004 following Porto’s Champions League success. For Portugal, he appeared at one World Cup and two UEFA European Championships, including their run to the semi-final in 2000. He has won more caps for his country than any other keeper, and was captain of the national team on an impressive 40 occasions.

Full name: Vítor Manuel Martins Baía
Born: 15/10/1969, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Clubs: Porto (1988-1996), Barcelona (1996-1998), Porto (1999-2007)
International: 80 apps (1990-2002)
Position: Goalkeeper

Honours:

  • Primeira Liga (10): 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07
  • Taça de Portugal (5): 1990–91, 1993–94, 1999–2000, 2002–03, 2005–06
  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (9): 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006
  • UEFA Champions League (1): 2003–04
  • UEFA Cup (1): 2002–03
  • Intercontinental Cup (1): 2004
  • La Liga (1): 1997–98
  • Copa del Rey (2): 1996–97, 1997–98
  • Supercopa de España (1): 1996
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1996–97
  • Portuguese Footballer of the Year (2): 1988–89, 1990–91
  • Portuguese Golden Ball (1): 1991–92