First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Luis Boa Morte (Midfielder)

Squad Number: 13
Position: Midfielder
Born: 4th Aug 1977 (Lisbon)
Signed: 5th Jan 2007 (£5,000,000)
Contract: 2 years (signed June 2010)
Previous Club: Fulham

KUMB Awards: Most Improved Player (runner up) 2008/09; Worst Player 2007/08, (third place) 2008/09

Alan Curbishley dipped into the transfer market for the first time as United boss just five days into the January window to sign Fulham's club captain for an undisclosed fee thought to be worth around £5m.

Boa Morte - who represented semi-finalists Portugal in the 2006 World Cup Finals - had spent the previous six years in South-West London where he became a firm crowd favourite.

He was handed the Fulham captaincy in 2005 to stave off interest from other clubs (such as Newcastle and Everton) who had made tentative enquiries into his availablity.

Brought in to give United more options on the flanks, Boa Morte is comfortable playing on the left or centre of midfield and in attack.

 

Luis Boa Morte is yet play any matches this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sunderland

0-3: Sunday, 22nd May

Chasing shadows for much of the match. I suspect that next season we’ll have found his level if he’s still about.

Blackburn Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 7th May

Got stuck in well but saw little reward for his efforts.

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd April

Did not play.

Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 23rd April

Didn't have too much joy out on the left at the start but harried their players all game and did a sound job when playing in the holding role by tracking their runs.

Aston Villa

1-2: Saturday, 16th April

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-0: Saturday, 19th March

Did not play.

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 13th March

Did not play.

Liverpool

3-1: Sunday, 27th February

Did not play.

Burnley

5-1: Monday, 21st February

Did not play.

West Bromwich Albion

3-3: Saturday, 12th February

Didn't get near enough to his opponents for his niggly tackles to take effect.

Blackpool

3-1: Wednesday, 2nd February

(Replaced Obinna, 83 mins) Replaced Obinna as the Nigerian began to tire badly. Harried and chased, the perfect man for the job.

Nottingham Forest

3-2: Sunday, 30th January

(Replaced Noble, 74 mins) But for both 'keepers he could have had his name on both sides of the goals ledger. Otherwise promised little and delivered it.

Birmingham City

1-3: Wednesday, 26th January

Comments to follow.

Everton

2-2: Saturday, 22nd January

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-3: Saturday, 15th January

(Replaced Boa Morte, 20 mins) Comments to follow.

Birmingham City

2-1: Tuesday, 11th January

Did not play.

Barnsley

2-0: Saturday, 8th January

Did ok for a makeshift left back, though I'm not sure I'd want to see him in that position against anyone stronger.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

2-0: Saturday, 1st January

Did not play.

Everton

1-1: Tuesday, 28th December

Comments to follow.

Blackburn Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 18th December

Comments to follow..

Manchester City

1-3: Saturday, 11th December

Did not play.

Sunderland

0-1: Sunday, 5th December

Comments to follow..

Manchester United

4-0: Tuesday, 30th November

Good hard performance. Never let the opposition settle and more than held his own when it got physical. Can we stop the booing now guys?

Liverpool

0-3: Saturday, 20th November

Comments to follow.

Blackpool

0-0: Saturday, 13th November

Ok he had a poor game going forward – but he put in a lot of hard work defensively which went unnoticed by many. Once more he didn't hide.

West Bromwich Albion

2-2: Wednesday, 10th November

Comments to follow.

Birmingham City

2-2: Saturday, 6th November

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-1: Saturday, 30th October

Didn't figure as an attacking force but wasn't afraid to get involved in the middle. The fact that he had a yellow to his name at the end and Fabregas somehow escaped scot-free was ludicrous.

Stoke City

3-1: Wednesday, 27th October

Not the greatest of matches but nobody could fault his effort on the night – unlike some others.

Newcastle United

1-2: Saturday, 23rd October

Did not play.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-1: Saturday, 16th October

Doesn't quite seem to know where to put himself in a 433, but he did set up Piq's bar-breaker and improved as Wolves wilted.

Fulham

1-1: Saturday, 2nd October

After last week's fine effort he failed to impress this time out. An easy short ball to Obinna led to the goal but his passing was poor this week and he failed to register much otherwise.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 26th September

Excellent work-rate – ran his socks off and, if his distribution was occasionally less than perfect, this shouldn't detract from what was a fine match.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 26th September

Excellent work-rate – ran his socks off and, if his distribution was occasionally less than perfect, this shouldn't detract from what was a fine match.

Sunderland

2-1: Tuesday, 21st September

A waste of time - overweight, painfully slow and caught in possession too often.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 18th September

(Replaced Obinna, 90+3 mins) On for a few seconds to see out time.

Chelsea

1-3: Saturday, 11th September

It says it all really that when I was listing the team earlier I'd completely forgotten he was there. A wretched first half ensured that he didn't appear for the second.

Manchester United

0-3: Saturday, 28th August

Put himself about a bit. Slow as hell though. Put him on the left wing.

Oxford United

1-0: Tuesday, 24th August

Did not play.

Bolton Wanderers

1-3: Saturday, 21st August

Did not play.

Aston Villa

0-3: Saturday, 14th August

Little to suggest he is worth the new two-year contract he signed early on in the summer.

Deportivo La Coruna

0-0: Saturday, 7th August

(Replaced Hitzlsperger, 75 mins) Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-1: Sunday, 9th May

Good goal from one whose personal year has been rotten.

Fulham

2-3: Monday, 3rd May

Did not play.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 24th May

Fine match. The confidence is back and the days when his name was booed as a matter of course have, thankfully, long gone. Peach of a pass inside the full-back for the first.

Liverpool

0-3: Saturday, 9th May

Was fouled so often by the visitors you’d think he was our prime danger man. Got absolutely no protection from the officials.

Stoke City

1-0: Saturday, 2nd May

Ran himself into the ground for the cause. Not sure if he picked up a knock or was just knackered but deserved the applause he got when substituted.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 25th April

Worked hard with little reward. Interestingly, the boo-boys seem to have abandoned him as their pin-up.

Sunderland

2-0: Saturday, 4th April

Best run-out in ages. Played on the right, he constantly caused Sunderland problems and his role in the goal showed both pace and intelligence. More please.

Blackburn Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 21st March

Almost played as a third forward. Unlike his colleagues he did at least do a lot of chasing back.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Monday, 16th March

(Replaced Noble, 82 mins) Would chase back well, win the ball then lose it.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Monday, 16th March

(Replaced Noble, 82 mins) No comments.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 14th February

Tried hard as usual but is still to achieve the standards he regularly showed at Fulham. His passing was extremely poor. The worst moment was when he was under no pressure at all he passed the ball to the centre of a group of three Middlesbrough players.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 14th February

First touch let him down too many times, though to be fair he was far from alone in that respect.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 14th February

First touch let him down too many times, though to be fair he was far from alone in that respect.

Manchester United

0-1: Sunday, 8th February

Did not play.

Manchester United

0-1: Sunday, 8th February

Did not play.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 31st January

(Replaced Di Michele, 83 mins) Given five minutes or so at the end so not really on for long enough to influence proceedings to any significant degree.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 31st January

(Replaced Di Michele, 83 mins) Given five minutes or so at the end so not really on for long enough to influence proceedings to any significant degree.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 31st January

(Replaced Di Michele, 83 mins) No comments.

Hull City

2-0: Wednesday, 28th January

(Replaced Noble, 84 mins) No comments.

Hartlepool United

2-0: Saturday, 24th January

(Replaced Collison, 64 mins) Made no impression on the game except for making himself look very foolish during a short-corner routine

Fulham

3-1: Sunday, 18th January

Did not play.

Barnsley

3-0: Saturday, 3rd January

Not a great game but not nearly as bad as some were prepared to make out. Battled gamely without ever quite seeming to be in control.

Stoke City

2-1: Sunday, 28th December

Swapped between the centre of midfield and wide left. Did ok without really dominating. Needs to cut down on the silly tackles though.

Stoke City

2-1: Sunday, 28th December

Swapped between the centre of midfield and wide left. Did ok without really dominating. Needs to cut down on the silly tackles though.

Everton

1-3: Saturday, 8th November

Decent in his link up play during the first half little went right for him in the second.

Everton

1-3: Saturday, 8th November

Decent in his link up play during the first half little went right for him in the second.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 1st November

Not a spectacular performance but he got through a lot of hard work in the same way as Faubert didn’t.

Bolton Wanderers

1-3: Sunday, 5th October

Did not play.

Fulham

2-1: Sunday, 28th September

(replaced Parker, 90) Came on in the dying minutes as an aid to running the clock down. Did so.

Newcastle United

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

(replaced Etherington, 73) Poor cameo appearance. Missed two excellent chances.

Newcastle United

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

(replaced Etherington, 73) Ought to have scored but his confidence is clearly at a low ebb at the moment.

West Bromwich Albion

2-3: Saturday, 13th September

Worked hard and make some important challenges at both ends of the pitch. Should have scored on the stroke of half time which would have changed the complexion of the game.

Blackburn Rovers

4-1: Saturday, 30th August

Did not play.

Blackburn Rovers

4-1: Saturday, 30th August

Did not play.

Macclesfield Town

4-1: Wednesday, 27th August

Aggressive and energetic. Much to frustrate but two or three sparks - a great free-kick, one superb cross when at left back (where he is starting to look a better player than in midfield) and a great backheel early on to put Ashton in on goal.

Manchester City

0-3: Sunday, 24th August

(replaced Etherington, 74) Showed more presence in his few minutes than Etherington had all match. Unfortunately that wasn’t too difficult a task.

Manchester City

0-3: Sunday, 24th August

(replaced Etherington, 74) Seems to have improved in recent games, almost conjured up a consolation goal in the 16 minutes he was on for.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

(replaced Faubert, 85) Not on for too long but tracked back superbly for one run to break up a promising Wigan break.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

(replaced Faubert, 85) Not on for too long but tracked back superbly for one run to break up a promising Wigan break.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

(replaced Faubert, 85) Not on for too long but tracked back superbly for one run to break up a promising Wigan break.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

(replaced Faubert, 85) Enjoyed the run-out.

MLS AllStars

2-3: Friday, 25th July

(replaced Etherington, 46) A decent effort. Unlucky with his late chance.

Aston Villa

2-2: Saturday, 10th May

A good game – some great tracking back and a few good crosses.

Manchester United

1-4: Saturday, 3rd May

Some contribution down the left in the first half but anonymous in the second before substitution.

Manchester United

1-4: Saturday, 3rd May

Good game actually, got up and down wings well and put some useful crosses in. Most of our attacks down wings channelled through him. Must surely fear for future in summer though.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 26th April

(replaced Ljungberg, 21) One of his better games. Did well down the left wing and fashioned several scoring chances.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 26th April

(replaced Ljungberg, 21) Appeared to respond to the encouragement of the previously silent majority, especially in the first half. A quieter second half.

Derby County

2-1: Saturday, 19th April

(replaced Ljungberg, 90+2) Not really on for long enough to make a contribution, though from the booing that heralded his arrival you’d have been forgiven for thinking that all that had been bad in the previous 90 minutes had been his fault.

Portsmouth

0-1: Tuesday, 8th April

Better than of late though his failure to stick to the left side of midfield meant that McCartney’s attacking opportunities were severely limited.

Sunderland

1-2: Saturday, 29th March

Did not play.

Everton

1-1: Saturday, 22nd March

Worked hard as always but failed to make an impression.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-4: Monday, 10th March

No meaningful contribution to the match. If he’d kept his head until half-time we could have smuggled him off and, with eleven on the pitch, we might still have been in with a shout. Given that he was on a yellow already – whether earned or not – running around like the proverbial headless chicken was just plain daft.

Chelsea

0-4: Saturday, 1st March

Had obviously upset the primadonnas who kicked him all over the place. They needn’t have bothered really.

Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 23rd February

Not nearly as bad as some people make out. Worked hard and laid the ball off well for the goal.

Liverpool

1-0: Wednesday, 30th January

Had a wretched night. The harder he tried the worse things got. Clearly the boss thinks he’s a better bet than Matty when playing five across the middle.

Liverpool

1-0: Wednesday, 30th January

Had a wretched night. The harder he tried the worse things got. Clearly the boss thinks he’s a better bet than Matty when playing five across the middle.

Manchester City

0-1: Wednesday, 16th January

Involved but not always to our advantage.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 12th January

(replaced Cole, 65) Some good work both in attack and later in a more defensive role.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 1st December

A lot of hard work, closing down and chasing. Another ludicrous yellow from Webb.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Saturday, 24th November

A lot of hard work chasing lost causes, as exemplified by his work for the goal. Deserved his applause when subbed.

Derby County

5-0: Saturday, 10th November

Another who had a better match than of late. Denied a goal only by Bywater’s legs in the second half though there were a couple of occasions when the odd pass went astray.

Derby County

5-0: Saturday, 10th November

Another who had a better match than of late. Denied a goal only by Bywater’s legs in the second half though there were a couple of occasions when the odd pass went astray.

Bolton Wanderers

1-1: Sunday, 4th November

Clearly lacking in confidence and some of his passing/crossing was woeful.

Coventry City

2-1: Tuesday, 30th October

A great flick-on for the winning goal. However we had to wait 93 minutes for that, his best contribution of the night.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 6th October

(replaced Etherington, 81) Decent when he came on for the last five minutes or so. Put in a great cross for Carlton Cole.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 6th October

(replaced Etherington, 81) Made no major impression in the few minutes he played.

Arsenal

0-1: Friday, 28th September

(replaced Bowyer, 83) Ineffective.

Middlesbrough

3-0: Saturday, 15th September

(replaced Bowyer, 81) Some good link-up play on the left in the short period he was on.

Reading

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

(replaced Bellamy, 90) On too late to make any impression.

Reading

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

(replaced Bellamy, 90) Not really on for long enough to register on the radar.

Reading

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

(replaced Bellamy, 90) Not really on for long enough to register on the radar.

Bristol Rovers

2-1: Tuesday, 28th August

Once again he failed to offer anything in the final third of the field.

Wigan Athletic

1-1: Saturday, 25th August

(Replaced Bellamy, 75) Had a fine spell. Linked up with Ashton well and set up Bowyer nicely for the goal.

Wigan Athletic

1-1: Saturday, 25th August

(Replaced Bellamy, 75) Had a fine spell. Linked up with Ashton well and set up Bowyer nicely for the goal.

Wigan Athletic

1-1: Saturday, 25th August

(Replaced Bellamy, 75) Hauled off alongside Bowyer against City, he looked much more up for it when he came on. Created two chances and one led to our goal.

Birmingham City

1-0: Saturday, 18th August

Did not play.

Birmingham City

1-0: Saturday, 18th August

Did not play.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 11th August

More shocking.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 11th August

A winger is surely there to take on his man, isn't he? Go figure. Terrible.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 11th August

More shocking.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 13th May

It all passed him by a bit really. Maybe a bit unfortunate over one chance but having made himself room for another he should really have put it away instead of hitting the post.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 13th May

It all passed him by a bit really. Maybe a bit unfortunate over one chance but having made himself room for another he should really have put it away instead of hitting the post.

Bolton Wanderers

3-1: Saturday, 5th May

After an uncertain start in claret & blue he’s now beginning to do the things that he was signed to do. His role in the second goal was similar to that in the third up at Wigan – a short but ideal pass to enable a better placed team-mate to score.

Bolton Wanderers

3-1: Saturday, 5th May

After an uncertain start in claret & blue he’s now beginning to do the things that he was signed to do. His role in the second goal was similar to that in the third up at Wigan – a short but ideal pass to enable a better placed team-mate to score.

Wigan Athletic

3-0: Saturday, 28th April

He cost as much as West Ham's fine yesterday. They weren't deduced points though and his goal could be just as important.

Wigan Athletic

3-0: Saturday, 28th April

He cost as much as West Ham's fine yesterday. They weren't deduced points though and his goal could be just as important.

Everton

1-0: Saturday, 21st April

(Replaced Etherington, 74) Nothing of note to report in the last 15 or so he was on.

Everton

1-0: Saturday, 21st April

(Replaced Etherington, 74) Nothing of note to report in the last 15 or so he was on.

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 7th April

(Replaced Zamora, 65) Missed a sitter for the second successive week; fortunately it proved to be immaterial.

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 7th April

(Replaced Zamora, 65) Missed a sitter for the second successive week; fortunately it proved to be immaterial.

Middlesbrough

2-0: Saturday, 31st March

(Replaced Tevez, 82) Could have scored.

Middlesbrough

2-0: Saturday, 31st March

(Replaced Tevez, 82) Only on for a few minutes but still had enough time to create a goalscoring chance, which Schwarzer was forced to block.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Saturday, 17th March

(Replaced Tevez, 83) Barely featured although it was good to see him on the field again. Hopefully he can now start repaying some of the £5m we paid for him.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Saturday, 17th March

(Replaced Tevez, 83) Barely featured although it was good to see him on the field again. Hopefully he can now start repaying some of the £5m we paid for him.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

(Replaced Quashie, 80) Rightfully dropped, which was a start. His substitution failed to produce anything noteworthy.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

(Replaced Quashie, 80) Came on for Quashie late on. Apparently.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

(Replaced Quashie, 80) Came on for Quashie late on. Apparently.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 3rd February

Comments to follow.

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

Fulham must be laughing.

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

Offered virtually nothing and spent much of the game involved in personal tussles. Looking far from a £5m player - and his dive in the box was embarrassing.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 27th January

You want your left winger to take people on, get crosses in, create. One burst through the middle that fed Newton apart, he didn’t really do that.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 27th January

You want your left winger to take people on, get crosses in, create. One burst through the middle that fed Newton apart, he didn’t really do that.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 20th January

Going forward he failed to offer a significant threat. Unnecessary handball.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 20th January

Rarely involved although he suffered a knock early doors which may have affected his performance. The hand-ball was just silly.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

Ineffective. Most people would when they’re being kicked everywhere.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

Should have scored twice. I like his battling qualities, but feel that Fulham more or less kicked him out of the game. I haven't mentioned how much I hate them, their horrible tactics, Michael Brown, that French left back, their manager, Michael Brown and their fan. It's A LOT.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

Should have scored twice. I like his battling qualities, but feel that Fulham more or less kicked him out of the game. I haven't mentioned how much I hate them, their horrible tactics, Michael Brown, that French left back, their manager, Michael Brown and their fan. It's A LOT.

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-0: Saturday, 6th January

A lot of endeavour from the latest addition to the West Ham team. Delivery seems to be sound, and not scared to take his man on.

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-0: Saturday, 6th January

Useful start to his career as a Hammer with a hand in two goals – three if you credit him with Newton’s cross for the third like Paul Merson did on the box earlier on!
Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.

Luis Boa Morte did not play for West Ham during this season.