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Forgotten Chelsea man to continue career in Portugal

Here's a picture from 5 years ago because that's all we got.
Here's a picture from 5 years ago because that's all we got.
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Many years from now, Ulises Dávila will be the answer to an expert level Chelsea trivia question.  The first Mexican to ever sign for Chelsea Football Club, though in all likelihood, not the first Mexican to actually play for Chelsea.  Since signing for Chelsea, the attacking midfielder has scored for three different Spanish sides though, so that's something.

Halfway through this past season, he switched loans from Spanish Second Division side Tenerife to Portuguese Primeira side Vitória de Setúbal (i.e. Vitória FC).  While he was hardly crucial to their top tier survival, featuring in just eleven games and scoring zero goals, apparently he's impressed enough that they want to keep him for next year, too.  At least that's what A Bola claims, though whether it's a loan or a permanent move that's being rumored is anyone's guess.  Of course there are also rumors of an official (well, as official as these things ever get) partnership between Chelsea and Vitória, so he could very well be part of all that.

Dávila has one more year left on the original five-year deal he signed with Chelsea back in 2011, when he was fresh off a third-place finish at the U20 World Cup — the same tournament that Brazil won thanks to an Oscar hat-trick.  Talk about diverging career paths...

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