BOSINGWA: INTERNATIONAL CAREER IN SUMMARY

Jose Bosingwa began his international career for Portugal at u-21 level. The right-back was part of the Portugal squad to the 2004 UEFA u-21 European Championship in Germany and he also represented his country at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He could have played international football for the DR Congo senior team in 2004 if he applied despite representing Portugal at junior level as he’s eligible to play for the African nation. The fullback was subsequently invited by DR Congo for their World Cup 2006 qualifying campaign. Jose Bosingwa opted to wait for his opportunity with the Portugal senior team.


Bosingwa was invited to the Portugal senior team in 2007 on the back of consistent performances for his club. He was called up to Portugal squad ahead of the Euro 2008 qualifier against the Red Devils of Belgium. The defender made his debut as a second half substitute for Miguel as Portugal ran out 2-1 winners at the end of the game. Continue reading BOSINGWA: INTERNATIONAL CAREER IN SUMMARY

BOSINGWA: POST-CHELSEA CAREER EXAMINED

On the back of his Chelsea career, Portuguese fullback Jose Bosingwaplayed for London club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and Turkish Super League side Trabzonspor before he called time on his career as a professional football player.


Jose Bosingwa spent four years at Chelsea before he left the club to join West London rivals QPR on a free transfer. His last competitive game for Chelsea was in the 2012 UEFA Champions League final. He played 120 minutes as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to win the Champions League title for the first time in their history. Continue reading BOSINGWA: POST-CHELSEA CAREER EXAMINED

BOSINGWA: FC PORTO CAREER EXAMINED

 

Jose Bosingwa joined neighbours FC Porto from Boavista at the start of the 2003/04 season after spending two full season’s at Boavista where he started his professional career. Jose Bosingwa was signed by Jose Mourinho who was the FC Porto at the time. In his first year at Porto, Bosingwa was used sparingly. He featured in 13 league games during his first season as an FC Porto player.

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Bosingwa made his Champions League debut in the colours of FC Porto during the away game against Partizan Belgrade which ended in a 1-1 draw. He featured in the competition seven more times as FC Porto emerged victorious thanks to the 3-0 thumping of French team AS Monaco in the final.

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BOSINGWA: PORTUGAL NATIONAL TEAM HONOURS REVEALED

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The closest that Jose Bosingwa came to winning a major trophy with the Portugal national team was at the u-21 level rather than the senior level. Jose Bosingwa was a member of the Portugal u-21 squad that won bronze medal at the 2004 UEFA European u-21 Championship in Germany. The right-back was involved in 18 games for the Portugal u-21s between 2003 and 2004.

Jose Bosingwa was elevated to the senior team when he was given an invitation in May 2007 ahead of the Euro 2008 qualifier against the Red Devils of Belgium. He was in the Portugal squad that won 2-1 over Belgium on June 2, 2007. Bosingwa made his first appearance for the Portugal senior national team as a second half substitute for Miguel during the Belgium game. Continue reading BOSINGWA: PORTUGAL NATIONAL TEAM HONOURS REVEALED

BOSINGWA SAYS MOURINHO WILL SUCCEED AT ROMA

A lot of attention is currently on José Mourinho since he was appointed as the new AS Roma manager some weeks ago. While many people have already started anticipating his sacking even though he is yet to oversee his first official match at the club, a lot of other people have already backed him up to enjoy success in Rome.

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Mourinho was fired at Tottenham even before last season ended because of a poor run of form and his clashes with some of the players in the team. He was not allowed the chance to see his team play Manchester City in the Cup final even after guiding them to that stage.
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CHELSEA: HOW BOSINGWADECEIVED REFEREE

Technology has been a blessing to football though VAR antagonists will say otherwise. Since the introduction of VAR at the start of the 2019/20 season, it has formed the subject of discussion as stakeholders wondered if it is good for football or not. A lot of football fans have argued against VAR especially when it comes to offside calls.

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Speaking in favour of VAR, it has been a blessing in the aspect of violent conducts as footballers rarely get away with dangerous play since the technology was introduced at the start of last season. VAR is always ready to step in whenever the centre referee or his two assistants miss a dangerous play incident. The technology ensures that players are punished on incidents relating to both violent conduct and dangerous play.
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BOSINGWA: SPURS WRONG TO SACK MOURINHO

In the wake of Tottenham Hotspur relieving José Mourinho of his managerial duties at the club, there have been several views and opinions about the incident. Tottenham owner Daniel Levy decided that enough was enough and eventually dished out the sack letter to the Portuguese manager on Monday afternoon after a run of poor results, with the most recent one a 2’2 draw with Everton.

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Mourinho’s time at Spurs will be remembered for a lot of wrong reasons but the two major ones would be that firstly, Spurs would be the first club that Mourinho would coach and not guide to at least one trophy before leaving. Second, he already set an unwanted record at Spurs as they became the club where he has suffered the greatest number of losses in a single season.
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FOOTBALL NEEDS MOURINHO –BOSINGWA

Ex-Chelsea and FC Porto right-back Jose Bosingwais delighted that the footballing world has Jose Mourinho. Jose Bosingwaknows a lot about Jose Mourinho having played under him at FC Porto in the Portuguese top flight. Jose Bosingwa spoke about his former manager at FC Porto in a chat with Omnisport as he expressed his happiness that Portuguese tactician Mourinho is back doing what he loves and that’s managing a team from the dugout after he was written off at the end of his unsuccessful spell as the Manchester United boss. A lot of football stakeholders questioned Jose Mourinho and his ability to manage at the top level following his sack from the Red Devils managerial job.

Jose Mourinho lost his job as the Manchester United manager in December 2018 shortly after the disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of hosts and arch rivals Liverpool in the Premier League. That loss compounded a poor start to the 2018/19 season. He was replaced by former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaeron the interim before the Norwegian tactician was made the permanent manager as reward for his impressive record as the interim Manchester United manager. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still the Manchester United manager till date and he has elevated the Red Devils to be genuine title contenders this season. Continue reading FOOTBALL NEEDS MOURINHO –BOSINGWA

BOSINGWA MAKES ROLLERCOASTER LIST

 

Former Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa has been named on the list of five players who had rollercoaster careers. The list was compiled by media portal FourFourTwo. The ex-Portuguese international fullback made the list with others like Victor Valdes, Rio Ferdinand, Ibrahim Afellay and Nicky Butt.


Ex-Spanish national team shot stopper Victor Valdes won virtually everything during his time at the Nou Camp. He was a key member of the Barcelona squad that won three Champions League titles in the space of five seasons. The shot stopper won the Champions League title at Barcelona in 2006, 2007 and 2009 before later suffering relegation from the Premier League with Middlesbroughthree years ago (2017). Continue reading BOSINGWA MAKES ROLLERCOASTER LIST

PULISIC EXCITED ABOUT SCORING AGAIN

 

Chelsea star says he is excited to find the net again post lockdown. Chelsea defeated hosts Aston Villa 2-1 on Sunday to keep a strong hold on their fourth place spot in the Premier League. The win boosts them at least five points ahead of Manchester United that played a draw with Spurs.


Pulisic has been out for a while due to injury and then the suspension of the league due to the lockdown. He says during the break the team tried different ways to remain fit and now they are trying to get back to the rhythm of things.
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