News today that a player Big Sam Allardyce was interested in – Porto’s center-back Bruno Alves, is still interesting Newcastle United.
Porto’s Bruno Alves – 6’2″ central defender
Sam Allardyce was said to be looking at Alves last November, but no bid was made for the player by Newcastle United in January.
However, it seems that the big Porto center-back may be interesting Kevin Keegan, but quite honestly we’d be a little surprised if this is true.
Keegan has said he is interested in players with premier League experience and we had some trouble at the beginning of the year with our defenders, who took some time to get used to the physical demands of the Premier League.
Bruno Eduardo Regufe Alves, was born in Porto, Portugal in November, 1981, and is a 6â€™ 2â€ central defender at Porto, for whom he has played 62 times since 2005 and scored 4 goals. He is a strong tall player who is a particularly good header of the ball.
Alves gained a place in the FC Porto starting eleven this season and has not looked back and Portugal manager Luiz Filipe Scolari gave the defender his full Portugal cap in June of last year against Kuwait. He has since played 6 times for his country and scored one goal.
Here is Alves playing record so far:
Years Club Games Goals
1999-2002 FC Porto B 55 8
2002-2003 SC Farense (loan) 46 3
2003-2004 GuimarÃ£es (loan) 25 1
2004-2005 AEK Athens (loan) 27 0
2005- FC Porto 62 4
2007- Portugal 6 1
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