Retired Portuguese fullback Paulo Ferreira played professional football for four teams before he ended his career at the end of his spell at West London giants Chelsea. Apart from Chelsea, Paulo Ferreira also played for the Portuguese trio of Estoril, Vitoria Setubal and FC Porto.

Paulo Ferreira won his first major honour while he was at FC Porto having already had spells at Estoril and Vitoria Setubal. The Portugal international started his professional career at Estoril having come through the youth team at the club before moving to Vitoria Setubal.

In total, Ferreira won six major honours at FC Porto starting with the 2002/03 Portuguese Super League title under the guidance of Jose Mourinho. He also won the 2002/03 FA Cup title and the 2002/03 UEFA Cup title in his first season at the club having moved there from Vitoria Setubal in the summer of 2012.

Mourinho was responsible for changing the position of Paulo Ferreira to a right-back. He started his career as a right-sided midfielder.

In his second and final season with FC Porto, Ferreira also won the Portuguese Super League title (2003/04), the Portuguese Super Cup (2003) and the UEFA Champions League (2003/04). Against all odds, FC Porto won the Champions League title at the end of the 2003/04 season after thrashing French club AS Monaco 3-0 in the final.

Ferreira left FC Porto to join Premier League outfit Chelsea where he spent the final nine years of his career. At Chelsea, he won the UEFA Europa League in his final season as a Chelsea player. He had earlier won the UEFA Champions League (2011/12 season), three Premier League titles, four FA Cup titles, two League Cup titles and the 2005 Community Shield at the club.