Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu ˈfutɾɨ]; born 28 February 1966) is a retired Portuguese professional footballer who played mostly as a left winger.
After exploding at Sporting Clube de Portugal well before his 20th birthday, he soon moved to Futebol Clube do Porto, after which he embarked in an extensive career - until 1998 - having represented clubs in Spain, France, Italy and Japan, most notably Atlético Madrid.
A Portuguese international since the age of 17, Futre gained more than 40 caps for his country, representing it at the 1986 World Cup.
Born in Montijo, Futre first appeared professionally in 1983–84, as a 17-year old for Sporting Clube de Portugal, whose youth system he had joined at the age of nine. When he requested a pay rise from president João Rocha, he was turned down and left for F.C. Porto after just one season, as veterans Jaime Pacheco and António Sousa moved in the opposite direction as part of the deal. In the following years, Futre collected two Portuguese Championships, also helping the northerners to the 1986–87 European Cup, putting on a Man of the match performance in the final against FC Bayern Munich.