Pinto da Costa hopes that this photograph might be an inspiration to everybody who will sooner or later be part of FC Porto’s historical past.
The ebook “Largos Anos tem 14 600 dias”, which reveals the 40 years of management of Pinto da Costa at FC Porto, was introduced this night, in the corridor of the membership’s museum, in entrance of about 100 individuals and supporters. The ceremony was attended by nearly all the members of the management of SAD dos Dragões, in addition to the household of the director of the port, D. Américo Aguiar, auxiliary bishop of Lisbon, writer of the foreword of the cartoon, and Rui Couceiro, editor. of Bertrand.
When invited to talk a bit of about the work, Pinto da Costa defined that “when he noticed the proof” that was introduced to him, “he ready lots”, as a result of what he thought could be “historic historical past.” individuals” who had “the pleasure of assembly them and being collectively”. “And I had, if I’m not mistaken, eight pages with my full image and I assumed that I’m not a mannequin and I needed to take away these pages, with the settlement of Rui Couceiro”, he started to say, completely satisfied. to see the want come true.
Choosing the pages that have an effect on him the most, the president of FC Porto stated “these in the introduction of D. Américo”, who met him when the assistant bishop of Lisbon was nonetheless generally known as “Padre Américo”. “Immediately we sympathized and I noticed that he was the addition and successor of D. António Francisco subsequent to me. That’s why, when he was requested to put in writing the introduction and he agreed, he was honored. And after I learn these phrases, I do know that they arrive from the coronary heart and inspiration to D. António Francisco. It is the most necessary a part of the ebook, “he emphasised.
For Pinto da Costa, 14,600 days means “many victories”, so “it is laborious to say which footage” have an effect on him the most. “It is clear that the portrait of Pope John Paul II is a portrait by D. António [Francisco] receiving the Dragon of Honor is particular, in addition to a photograph with D. Américo and Ramalho Eanes, who had been necessary in the success of 40 years, and with individuals who have already left, reminiscent of Reinaldo Teles and Teles Roxo, who touched me and helped me lots, and what is described in this ebook. I used to be very happy that they selected so many footage of those that are sadly now not with us,” he stated.
Although the ebook reveals 14,600 days from the past, Pinto da Costa emphasised that “there are extra days”. “All of us should have the concept that the past belongs to Joel Cleto, the nice historian, and to not us. The past is in the museum. Anyone who desires to see it, goes there and understands what FC Porto is”, shot the president of the blues and whites, to cite D. Américo Aguiar that “even people who find themselves not from Porto say that it is tough to depart. [da região] with out being a fan of Porto or a fan of FC Porto”. “What we’ve to do is look to the future. And taking a look at the future and taking a look at the past, being related and bringing the youth and youngsters who’re in must FC Porto, to search out some good sports activities that they don’t discover in different actions and habits”, he stated. .
Finally, Pinto da Costa thanked “the braveness and endurance to take the footage” talked about at the starting of the intervention, he shared his thanks and wished that “the story informed via images might be an inspiration to all those that will sooner or later be a part of the historical past of the individuals. FC Porto” . “I need to thank everybody who in these 40 years has helped to make these 14,600 days good. Thank you all”, he concluded.