Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho yesterday celebrated his 33rd birthday, with the club’s official Twitter channel @Wolves acknowledging the occasion.
A very happy birthday to the magician, the playmaker, the fine wine that is Joao Moutinho!
— Wolves (@Wolves) September 8, 2019
The 115-cap Portugal international joined Wolves from Monaco in July 2018 for a reported fee of around £5m, according to BBC, and has been an established presence in the team throughout his time at Molineux.
He featured in all 38 Premier League games last season, starting 35 of them, and has started three of Wolves’ four league matches so far this term, coming on as a substitute in the other. [via WhoScored.com]
Moutinho also played in all six of Wolves’ matches in their run to the FA Cup semi-finals last season, as well as featuring in every match of their Europa League qualifying campaign in recent weeks.
The 33-year-old midfielder scored one goal and provided eight assists in his first season at the club and already has five assists in this campaign. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
These Wolves fans took to Twitter to send their birthday greetings to Moutinho, whose Molineux contract expires at the end of the season:
33 but plays like a 24 year old
— Alex Murin (@almurin77) September 8, 2019
Happy birthday maestro
— trueblackcountry (@majorschips4tea) September 8, 2019
How about you give him a contract extension as a b'day gift.
— Paul C (@pablowolfo) September 8, 2019
Happy birthday @JoaoMoutinho .
The best footballer I’ve ever seen in a Wolves shirt.
— Jez Massey (@jezmassey) September 8, 2019
New contract for his present
— Matt (@GallimoreMatt) September 8, 2019
Oldest man on the pitch often and he keeps going long after they've flagged. Should have a few more seasons in him yet!
— Adam Bolas (@kowetasbolas) September 8, 2019
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