Vítor Manuel Martins Baía, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. One of the most decorated goalkeepers of all time, his career was intimately connected with FC Porto, which he started representing professionally still in his teens, helping it to 26 titles and eventually remaining with the club in an ambassadorial role. Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Baía joined FC Porto’s youth ranks at 13 from also northern club Leça FC. In early 1989, he renounced to appear at the FIFA World Youth Championship, as he had relegated Pole Józef Młynarczyk to the bench and his club was still chasing the Primeira Liga title, which eventually eluded them (second place). Baía made his first-team debut in a game against Vítoria de Guimarães, and did not lose his starting place for the following seven seasons, winning five leagues and two Taça de Portugal and conceding only 116 goals (16,5 goals per year). Also having played for Barcelona, Baía appeared with the Portugal national team in two European Championships and the 2002 World Cup.