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This profile was last updated on 1/11/08  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Director of External Relations
    FC Porto
  • Trainee
    FC Porto
  • Ambassador
  • Ambassador
  • Head of Public Relations
  • National Ambassador
    Danone Nations Cup
  • Witness
  • Sito Gratis
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Their love for motorsports and their ..., 11 Jan 2008 [cached]
Their love for motorsports and their love for football will finally come together," said Vitor Baia, FC Porto Director of External Relations.
Vitor Baia, 6 April 2006 [cached]
Vítor Baía
Vítor Baía
An FC Porto trainee, Baía debuted at 19 years of age (after being advised to quit after a arm injury when only sixteen) replacing ECC winner Josef Mlynarczyk, who had fractured his shoulder during training.Hailed as goalkeeper with enormous talent, Baía captured five first division titles and achieved the Portuguese record of most minutes unbeaten with 1191 minutes before departing with Bobby Robson to FC Barcelona in 96-97.While he only missed one Spanish Liga game in his first season and captured a Cup Winners' Cup, he had severe knee problems which ruled him out for the next two seasons.Under team guidance of coach Louis Van Gaal he was excluded from the team in favour of Ruud Hesp, and was loaned in mid-season back to FC Porto in the 98-99 season, filling the goalkeeper spot some said he had "haunted" since his departure (several goalkeepers failed to convince in that position).He had surgery in mid 2000 on his knees and never got in shape again - he put some metallic things to avoid limping.Just as his career seemed back on track, he was injured again halfway during the 99-00 season, only returning in late 01-02, after a couple of tests in FC Porto "B" side, but still in time to play in the 2002 World Cup.
Fit at the start of the season for the first time since 1999, Baía (now with a less flamboyant but more effective style) had to not only prove he was capable of handling the pressure, but to impress new national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.Only a few weeks into the Superliga he had a disagreement with coach José Mourinho, which cost him the goalkeeper spot.After he apologized for the incident, he had one of the most impressive seasons of his career, winning his second European trophy, seventh league trophy and fourth cup.However, despite winning a second Superliga title and defending the goal in the successful Champions League run, Baía was not called up again, and Scolari left him out of the Euro 2004 final 23 call-up.Baía has 78 caps.
In his place, Luiz Felipe Scolari was called, and Baía, a stalwart for the past 10 years, was ditched.Although for the first games it looked a result of the 2002 World Cup (Baía was a frequent scapegoat for national team bad results), with the poor goalkeeping during the Euro 2004 preparation matches the question was raised (mostly by FC Porto fans), and while for many Baía should have been called, for others he should have quit the national team himself by 2002.Scolari always refused to comment on Baía, which led to further heated discussions in the public square.Luiz Felipe Scolari (also known as Felipão ( Big Phil )) has been coach of the Portugal national football team since 2003. ...The scapegoat was a goat that was driven off into the wilderness as part of the ceremonies of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in Judaism during the times of the Temple in Jerusalem...
While it looked like a result of Scolari's stubbornness, more recently it was revealed weeks before the start of the tournament that Baía was the only player serving as a witness for Oliveira against the FPF.Some claim that Scolari had included the goalkeeper name in the final 23, but was forced to remove him.This claim is unsupported.
It is still unclear if Baía was dropped for playing reasons, stubbornness or Gilberto Madaíl's order, and will probably remain a mystery as long as Scolari is in charge.
The record: player with most titles wonVitor Baía achieved on 20 August 2004 the title of professional football player with most titles won.Not only has he won 27 titles throughout his career, some of them are the top titles any professional player can win.Although he never won any title as goalkeeper for his national team he is one of the ten players to have won all the major European club titles.
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Among the honored guests of the ..., 23 May 2014 [cached]
Among the honored guests of the Forum, there were Vitor Baia, UEFA ambassador, Anatoly Timoschuk (Ukraine) and Luis Neto (Portugal), players of the Zenit FC.
Vitor Baia, who played in ..., 20 Mar 2015 [cached]
Vitor Baia, who played in goal for Porto during their 3-0 triumph over Monaco in the 2004 showpiece, concedes his former club could have been handed an easier draw.
News 25 April 2011 - EuroChampsChallenge, 25 April 2011 [cached]
goalkeeping legend Vitor Baia. He made over 300 league appearances for Porto in a spell which was interspersed with two years at Barcelona. He won the European Cup with Porto in a 3-0 victory over Monaco in Germany in 2004, and also represented Portugal 80 times. He's now an Ambassador for Porto and arguably the best looking Medallion Man on our books!
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