Ex-Chelsea defender says he is glad to play in the huge victory over Rizespor.
His current Turkish club, Trabzonspor, defeated Rizespor in a 6-0 cracker on Sunday in the Turkish Super Lig. The player had missed out on club football since August last year due to meniscus tear. He returned to full action playing right, central and even left defense wing on February this year. Trabzonspor has had a string of losses and the player is very pleased with the huge victory. The 33-year old has not scored any goal in his 12 games this season.
He moved to Trabzonspor from Queens Park Ranger after being discharged disgracefullu when the team relegated. Despite his relatively injury-plagued career, the Portuguese international is one of the most successful full-backs in European football. Before he arrived in England and west London, Bosingwa spent five years at Porto.
He made over 100 appearances for the Portuguese side, played in the team that won the Champions League in 2004 under manager Jose Mourinho and won four consecutive Primeira Liga winner’s medals. In the summer of 2008 he signed for Chelsea after the European Championship, and was joined at Stamford Bridge by the then recently departed manager Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Bosingwa featured 89 times in four years with the club but Chelsea supporters will always remember him from his involvement in the successful Champions League campaign in the 2011-12 season. He was key in the semi-final second leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp after coming on to replace injured Gary Cahill after just 12 minutes. He helped keep things tight at the back and the Blues went on to draw 2-2 on the night but win the tie 3-2 on aggregate. He also won the Premier League once and the FA Cup three times for London club.