Luis Boa Morte
Luis Boa Morte Pereira is a Portuguese football player who currently feature for the English Premier League club West Ham United. He plays as a left winger but is versatile enough to play as an attacking wide forward and as an old fashioned centre-forward.
Luis Boa Morte started his club football career at Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon. He was signed by Arsenal in 1997 but could last only two seasons, scoring no goals in 25 Premier League matches. He however played a few matches in the UEFA Champions League for the Gunners.
Boa Morte then played for Southampton for two years but without much success and was signed by Fulham in 2001 after he spent the 2000-2001 season on loan at the London side. He established himself at Craven Cottage and became a hugely important player for the Cottagers, scoring 25 goals in 166 league matches. He played for Fulham almost six years and he then moved to West Ham United in January 2007 on a three-and-a-half year contract for a reported 5 million pounds transfer fee.
Luis Boa Morte made his debut for the Hammers against Brighton in the FA Cup and went on to establish himself in the first team of West Ham on a regular basis.
Luis Boa Morte made his international debut for Portugal against France in April 2001 and has scored 2 goals in 25 international matches for his nation. Boa Morte was part of the Portuguese national squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2006 Germany World Cup finals.