Brazilian-born Portuguese international footballer, Deco (Anderson Luís de Souza), has offered his signed Fluminense FC shirt to be auctioned off in support of Trinidad and Tobago international defender Akeem Adams.
The 22-year-old Adams, who is an employee of top flight Hungarian team Ferencvarosi, is in ICU at the Varosmajori Heart Clinic in Budapest after suffering a massive heart attack just over a month ago.
The former two-time World Youth Cup defender had his left leg amputated from below the knee after experiencing life threatening blood circulatory problems. However, doctors are happy with his improvement since then and Adams is said to be alert and in good spirits.
Deco meanwhile, has come on-board in support of Akeem when the former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder offered his signed Fluminense shirt to be auctioned off in support of Trinidad and Tobago international.
Deco is one of the few players to have won the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs – FC Porto in 2004 and FC Barcelona in 2006. He was named UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and UEFA Best Midfielder in Porto's Champions League-winning season and was named Man of the Match in the 2003–04 Champions League final.
Deco was the first player to win the UEFA Best Midfielder Award with two different clubs, Porto and Barcelona. He was awarded the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball and the Man of the Match award in the final despite losing to Internacional.
Deco received Portuguese citizenship in 2002 having completed five years of Portuguese residence, subsequently opting to play internationally for the Portugal national football team. He earned 75 caps for them, playing at two European Championships and two World Cups.