Who the hell is… Jose Bosingwa?


13th, May 2008

Chelsea splash out £16.2m on a right back. But who is he? We tell you everything you need to know
Name Jose Bosingwa
Age 25
Nationality Portuguese
Club history SC Freamunde, Boavista, Porto, Chelsea (current)
Position Right back. He used to play in the holding midfielder role, until he was transformed into a defender at Porto.
Is he any good? You don’t pay more than £16m on a full-back unless he’s a bit tasty; or unless you’re Chelsea, in which case you pay whatever the club you’re buying from asks (£13.2m for Paulo Ferreira? Yes please…). Bosingwa is Portugal’s first-choice right back and he’s been coveted by Europe’s biggest clubs for several seasons now indeed, Chelsea beat Man Utd to his signature (Fergie wanted him to replace Gary Neville). So yes, he is a very capable player, although surely not worth as much as Chelsea paid for him.

The media view “Right-back has proved something of a problematic position for Chelsea, despite Paulo Ferreira earning a

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