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About Pauleta Pedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes, OIH (born 28 April 1973 in Ponta Delgada, Azores), commonly known as Pauleta (Portuguese pronunciation: auˈletɐ), is a former Portuguese professional footballer, who played as a striker. Pauleta is the leading scorer for the Portuguese national team, having scored 47 goals in 88 matches. He played for his country in UEFA Euro 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2004, and the 2006 FIFA World Cup before retiring from international football. When selected for the latter competition, he was the only player to have never played in the Portuguese first division. His goal celebration of spreading his arms like wings earned him the nickname The Birdman of the Açores. In November 2005, Pauleta signed to become a FIFA ambassador for the SOS Children's Villages, the first Portuguese to do so.

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Portugal Football Players Ranking

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Rank Name Total
1. Deco 84764
2. Eusébio Silva Ferre 14987
3. Cristiano Ronaldo 7153
4. Rui Costa 1200
5. Pauleta 1200
6. Sérgio Conceição 702
7. Luís Figo 578
8. Nani 161
9. Bento 133
10. Fábio Coentrão 122

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124. Ardashir Ghalenoei 1246
125. Marzouk Al Otaibi 1213
126. Ertuğrul Sağlam 1207
127. Rui Costa 1200
128. Pauleta 1200
129. Rıdvan Dilmen 1169
130. Krassimir Balakov 1155
131. Karim Bagheri 1145
132. Mario Kempes 1085

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