Pedro Miguel Pauleta

The Eagle of the Azores

DOB – 28th April, 1973
Height-1.80 mts (5ft 11in)
Position- Striker
Paris Saint-Germain:
109 goals in 211 games
from 2003 to 2008


Individual Honours

  • 285 goals in 532 matches as a professional club player
  • Three times best scorer in French Ligue 1
  • Two-time best footballer of the year in French Ligue 1

Team Honours

  • Spain La Liga Champion in 1999-2000with La Coruna
  • French League Cup winner in 2002 with Bordeaux and with Paris Saint-Germain in 2008
  • French Cup winner in 2004 and 2006 with Paris Saint-Germain Team

Pedro Miguel Pauleta is a football legend of both Paris Saint-Germain and the Portuguese National Team. His goal celebration of spreading his arms like wings earned him the nickname The Eagle of the Azores, in reference to the emblem of his native archipelago. A bronze statue in his honour was erected on the playing fields where he spent his youth – in Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel in the Azores archipelago.

Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time top scorer, Pauleta was voted the club’s best player ever by fans in 2010, ahead of other iconic historical players such as Rai, Ronaldinho, Suzic and Weah.

Pauleta played in two World Cups (1/2-Final in 2006) and two European Championships (Final in 2004) for Portugal. He was Portugal’s best ever scorer with 47 goals until C. Ronaldo surpassed him in March 2014.

Pauleta is now in charge of Portugal’s youth teams and he is very involved with children in the charity space.

It’s only natural that Pauleta became Paris Saint-Germain Academy’s Official Ambassador and that he decided to visit the Academy in India.

Pauleta Paris Saint-Germain Academy Video from Thomas Lavenant on Vimeo.