Quim has signed for SL Benfica from SC Braga on a five-year contract.
Braga time ends
The 28-year-old, who was a member of the Portugal squad that reached the final of UEFA EURO 2004™, has spent his entire career at Braga since making his debut in the 1994/95 season, although he was supended in 2002 for failing a drug test. Last season he played 32 of 34 games for Braga as they finished fifth in the Super Liga and qualified for the 2004/05 UEFA Cup.
'Dream come true'
Quim said: "Every season I have read news in the papers saying that I was going to this or that club and nothing happened. I am very happy to be here, and for the agreement with Braga. It is a dream come true." His new club, who are Portuguese Cup holders and appointed Giovanni Trapattoni as coach earlier this week, begin their UEFA Champions League campaign in the third qualifying round.