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Friday, June 24, 2011

Beyond The Pitch: Andre Villas-Boas: "I Am Not The Clone of Anyone."

FC Porto's coach Andre Villas-Boas gestures as he takes part with his team in a training session at the Dublin arena on May 17, 2011 on the eve of the all-Portuguese UEFA Europa League final football match FC Porto vs SC Braga.
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On May 18, 2011, two Portuguese teams, FC Porto and Braga, met in the UEFA Europa League Cup final in Dublin, Ireland. FC Porto was managed by an interesting young man who has set the Portuguese Primeira Liga and Europa Cup leagues on fire this season. The Braga manager was a former FC Porto player who vicariously played an integral role in the development of his younger adversary.



Let's take a look at a rare career trajectory in world football: Luís André de Pina Cabral de Villas-Boas.

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Steve Amoia is a freelance writer, editor and translator from Washington, D.C. He is the founder of World Football Commentaries. He has written and translated for AC Cugini Scuola Calcio (Italian soccer school), Beyond The Pitch, Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A, Keeper Skool and Soccerlens.


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