3/20/2010: Global United Stars To Face Off Against DDL F.C. Already Have 236 International Caps Between Them

Saturday, March 20, 2010 Ryan Kozlowski

Only four players in and already 236 International Caps on the Global United squad to face off against the Dayton Dutch Lions in their first game on April 30th to open Bellbrook Stadium. I would not be surprised if the entire Global United squad reaches the 1,000 international caps mark when all is said and done. Here is some information and videos on the players already signed up to face off against the Dayton Dutch Lions on April 30th. You can see these international stars in action as well as your home side on April 30th for only $10 bucks for adults and $7 bucks for children, click here for more ticketing info.

Fernando Couto- Centerback- Born in Espinho, Portugal
110 international appearances for Portugal with 8 goals, Euro 2004 Portuguese Captain

Couto played for some of the biggest teams in various countries; Couto played for the biggest team in Portugal- FC Porto, he played for the biggest team in Spain- FC Barcelona, and he also played for Lazio and Parma in Italy. To go with his Serie A and La Liga experience of nearly 400 total caps, Couto also hit the astonishing 100 cap mark with Portugal with 110 caps and 8 goals. As Captain of Portugal, Couto's side were runner ups in the 2004 European Championship.

Couto played his last game in 2008 for Parma, this meant that Couto had a professional career that spanned over 20 years.

Fredi Bobic- Striker- Born in Maribor, Slovenia
37 appearances for German National Team (10 goals)

Bobic was a prolific goalscorer in the Bundesliga in the 90's and 2000's. Overall, Bobic had 301 appearances in the Bundesliga with 112 goals for VFB Stuggart, Borussia Dortmund, Hannover 96, and Hertha BSC. Bobic also made 15 appearances with 4 goals in 2002 for the Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League. Bobic currently is employed in Bulgaria, working as the General Manager of First Division side Chernomorets Burgas.

In 1996, Bobic was a European Champion with Germany.

Ricardo Sa Pinto- Forward- Born in Porto, Portugal
45 International Appearances For Portugal, 10 goals

Sa Pinto played in Portugal for Sporting Club of Portugal, Real Sociedad in Spain, and lastly with Standard Liege in Belgium. Over his career Sa Pinto had 59 goals in 322 appearances. The stocky and fiery 5'10 forward missed out on his dream to play in a World Cup for Portugal in 2002 because of an injury and finished out his career in 2007.

Dimas Teixeira- Leftback- Born in Johannesburg, South Africa
44 caps with Portuguese National Team

Dimas had 304 caps and 21 goals during his career with top clubs such as Vitória Guimarães, Benfica, Juventus, Fenerbahçe, Standard Liège, Sporting CP, and Marseille. Dimas also had 44 caps for the Portuguese National Team but never found the net for his national side. Dimas retired at a rather young age of 33 in 2002.


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