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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