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Alex Sandro reportedly on his way to Juventus

Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro is poised to trade the blue and white of Futebol Clube de Porto for the white and black of Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus after four years in the north of Portugal, making 86 appearances and scoring 5 goals in the process.

Reportedly rejecting offers from the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid to move to Turin, reports in both Italy and Portugal suggest that the 24-year-old will move to La Vecchia Signora after another solid season at the Estádio do Dragão (click here for a compilation of Alex Sandro’s 2014/15 season).

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Primeira Liga Week 1: FC Porto dominate in convincing win over Vitória de Guimarães

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Photo: gettyimages (Carlos Rodrigues)

Futebol Clube do Porto kicked off their 2015/16 season in the best way possible on Saturday night, trouncing Minho giant Vitória de Guimarães 3-0 in front of a near-capacity crowd. A brace from Cameroonian young starlet Vincent Aboubakar would prove doubters wrong after a frustrating preseason in front of goal, as the name Jackson Martinez looks to become a distant memory.

FC Porto dominated most of the match against Armando Evangelista’s largely inoffensive Vitória, with Maxi Pereira and Giannelli Imbula enjoying fine debuts, producing sumptuous assists for the 2nd and 3rd goals. Silvestre Varela also impressed on his return to the Dragão, netting a fine effort to complete the rout.

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Pinga: The Pearl of the Atlantic

Artur de Sousa, better known as Pinga, was born on the Island of Madeira on 30 July, 1909. Beginning his career at Club Sport Marítimo, the adept forward and inside-left midfielder extraordinaire would play at Os Verde-Rubros for three seasons, before crossing the Atlantic divide to ply his trade of Northern powerhouse Futebol Clube do Porto for over 16 years.

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Legend Player Profile:

Name: Artur de Sousa ‘Pinga’

Date of Birth: 30/07/1909 (Death on 12/07/1963)

Position: Forward, Left-Midfielder, Winger

International Caps: 21 (9 goals)

Career Span: 1929-1946

Clubs: Marítimo and FC Porto

Honours: Campeão da I Liga (1934/35), Nacional da I Divisão (1938/39 & 1939/40), Campeonato de Portugal (1931/32 & 1936/37), Top Goalscorer in Campeonato da I Liga (1935/36; 21 goals in 14 games)

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