- Nationality: Portugal
- DOB: 08/09/1986
- Height: 5'7" (170cm)
- Weight: 9st 8lbs (61kg)
Experienced Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho has brought a touch of class to Wolves since his arrival in 2018.
Moutinho is the second highest appearance maker for Portugal behind Cristiano Ronaldo and has won major honours at both club and international level during his career, including Euro 2016.
It was at Sporting Lisbon where Moutinho started out, making his debut aged 17 in 2005 and starting in a UEFA Cup final just months later.
Developing from a promising star to the club’s second youngest ever captain, Moutinho played more than 150 appearances, including numerous in the Champions League.
At Porto, the midfielder lifted three Primeira Liga titles and the Europa League during a three-year period at Estadio do Dragao, and the titles continued at Monaco, playing more than 200 games and lifting the Ligue 1 title.
Moutinho moved to Molineux on the back of a 2018 World Cup campaign with Portugal, and his first goal came at Manchester United in September 2018, starting the ball rolling on a campaign which would see Moutinho crowned the club’s Player of the Season.
Rare, but stunning strikes continued the following seasons against AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal, as Moutinho maintained the highest level of performances, including in the Europa League.
Under Bruno Lage, Moutinho hit another two crackers in victories over Man United and Brentford, as he breezed past the 150 figure for appearances in old gold.