“It was unbelievable!” – Paulo Ferreira on why no-one thinking Chelsea could succeed led them to Champions League glory

Paulo Ferreira knows a bit about success, having won a glorious haul of trophies during his playing career at Porto and Chelsea, as well as gaining 62 caps for Portugal. He may have been on the bench for the Champions League final in 2012 (unlike for Porto’s victory in 2004, when he played the full 90 minutes), but the Blues’ triumph remains one of his fondest memories.

“It was unbelievable, playing against a top side, a side that lost the final two seasons before – and who were at home [in 2012], so their expectation is to win the final as well.” he told FourFourTwo.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).