|Luís Boa Morte|
|Full name||Luís Boa Morte Pereira|
|Date of birth||August 4, 1977|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1. Events 70 - The Destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Lisbon (Lisboa liʒˈboɐ is the Capital and largest city of Portugal. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. 78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|Current club||West Ham United|
→ Fulham (loan)
West Ham United
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Luís Boa Morte, pron. IPA: [lu'iʃ 'boɐ 'mɔɾt(ɨ)], (born Lisbon August 4, 1977) is a Portuguese footballer, currently playing for West Ham United, an English club in the FA Premier League. Lisbon (Lisboa liʒˈboɐ is the Capital and largest city of Portugal. Events 70 - The Destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered } West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, who have played England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs
He mainly plays as an attacking wide forward although he has played as a conventional centre forward in the past. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing Amongst fans, he is principally known as 'Boa', and the 'The Dead Snake', (due to the general mistake of translating his surname into English) . His surname in fact in Portuguese means good death . Portuguese ( or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain and northern Portugal.
He started his professional career in August 1996 with Sporting, spending time on loan to junior club Sporting Clube Lourinhanense. Sporting Clube de Portugal ( pron 'spɔɾtĩg 'klub(ɨ dɨ puɾtu'gaɫ referred to coloquially as Sporting, Sporting CP or erroneously Sporting Sporting Clube Lourinhanense is a Portuguese football club based in Lourinhã, Lisbon.
Boa Morte made his debut in English football for Arsenal when he became one of Arsène Wenger's first signings for the club, joining on a fee of £1. Arsène Wenger OBE (born October 22, 1949 in Strasbourg) is a French football manager, in charge of Arsenal 75 million.
He made his debut on August 23, 1997 as a substitute at Southampton. Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. During Arsenal's double winning 1997-98 season he made 15 league appearances, mostly as substitute and four in the FA cup, although he did not appear in the final itself. The 1998 FA Cup Final was contested by Arsenal and Newcastle United at Wembley.
The following season he was a fairly regular squad member, usually as substitute in the early part of the season, with a few European Cup appearances, including against Panathinaikos on December 9, 1998, when he scored Arsenal's third goal. Overview Today three professional teams use the Panathinaikos name — the football team P Events 536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) His final appearance for Arsenal was as a second half substitute away to Sunderland on August 14, 1999. Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional Association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, which plays in Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar)
After failing to break into Arsenal's first-team on a regular basis, in August 1999 Boa Morte was signed for Southampton by Dave Jones for a fee of around £500,000 with further payments to be based on appearances. Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. David (Dave Ronald Jones (born August 17 1956 in Liverpool, Lancashire) is an English football manager currently in charge
In only his second appearance for Southampton, away to Middlesbrough on September 11, 1999, he was sent off for handling the ball in the goalmouth in the 77th minute, with Paul Gascoigne scoring the resultant penalty as 'Boro went on to win 3-2. Middlesbrough Football Club, also known as The Boro are an English football club based in Middlesbrough, who play in the Premier League. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Paul John Gascoigne (born 27 May 1967 in Dunston, Gateshead, England) often referred to as Gazza, is a retired English
In January 2000 Dave Jones was replaced as manager by Glenn Hoddle, who dropped Boa Morte from the team. Glenn Hoddle (born 27 October 1957 in Hayes, London) is an English football manager and former footballer who played as a attacking After Hoddle's appointment Boa Morte only made three further appearances and in July 2000 he had a trial at Fulham following which he moved to Craven Cottage, initially on a season long loan. Fulham Football Club is an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Craven Cottage is the name of a sports Stadium in the Hammersmith and Fulham area that has been the 25500 m2 home ground of the football team As a result the first instalment on the fee due to Arsenal was never paid.
In his season at The Dell he made a total of 17 appearances, mostly as substitute, with one goal - a thundering left foot drive at Watford in a 2-3 defeat on December 28, 1999. The Dell in Milton Road Southampton, England was the home ground of Southampton Football Club between 1898 and 2001 Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar)
In his first season at Fulham, he helped Jean Tigana win the 2000-01 Division 1 making 39 league appearances, scoring 18 goals as Fulham ran away with the Championship with a total of 101 points. Jean Amadou Tigana (born 23 June 1955 in Bamako, Mali) is a football manager and former player having played in Midfield The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons
His contributions to the Championship winning season, resulted in him being signed permanently in June 2001 (on a fee of £1. 7 million paid to Arsenal), despite Southampton's attempts to bring him back after the expiry of the loan arrangement.
In Fulham's first two seasons in the Premiership, he was not able to replicate his form of the Championship winning season, scoring only three goals, although his form returned to some extent in 2003-04, since when he has averaged eight goals per season.
In August 2005, he was chased strongly by Newcastle United but pledged his future to Fulham and was made team captain. Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English football club based in Newcastle upon His crowning moment in a Fulham shirt was when he scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over Chelsea in the West London derby on March 19, 2006 at Craven Cottage. The West London Derby is the name given to a football derby played between any two of Chelsea, Fulham, Brentford and Queens Park Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Craven Cottage is the name of a sports Stadium in the Hammersmith and Fulham area that has been the 25500 m2 home ground of the football team
He became popular amongst Fulham's supporters whilst he played for them, for his impassioned, never-say-die and sometimes aggressive style of play - although this often led to problems with referees. Fulham Football Club is an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. He remains to this day a favourite amongst supporters for the service he gave to the club. Even though his form dipped towards the end of his Fulham career he will be remembered as a legend of his generation due to the excitement he gave to the Craven Cottage crowd on a regular basis.
Boa Morte signed for West Ham United in January 2007 on a three and a half year contract for an undisclosed fee, which is believed to be around £5 million. } West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, who have played 
He played his first game for the Hammers in an FA Cup tie against Brighton, setting up two goals and on January 13, 2007 in the Premier League against former team Fulham. Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are an English football club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. Events 532 - Nika riots in Constantinople. 888 - Odo Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Fulham Football Club is an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. On April 28, 2007, he scored his first goal for the club in an important 0-3 win against Wigan Athletic at the JJB Stadium. Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. The JJB Stadium (often referred to as The JJB) is a sports stadium located within the Robin Park Complex in Newtown Wigan, Lancashire.  Many fans believe his goal, the first in that match, to be one of the most important in that season, as they went on to survive relegation.
Due to a number of impressive performances for Fulham, Boa Morte was called up to the Portuguese national team, winning his first cap in April 2001 against France. The Portugal national football team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF finishing 4th at the last World Cup. The French national football team represents the nation of France in international football.
Despite an impressive season at club level, Boa Morte was disappointed to be left out of his country’s squad for the 2004 European Championships on home soil. However, the winger was part of Portugal’s World Cup 2006 campaign in Germany, playing in the 2-1 victory over Mexico on 21 June 2006. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament The Mexican national football team is controlled by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol and represents Mexico in international football competition Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
Boa Morte currently has 25 caps and 2 goals for Portugal.