″The past is in the museum. Let’s see the future″

Pinto da Costa hopes that the photobiography will probably be a stimulus for everybody who will at some point be a part of the historical past of FC Porto.

The e-book “Largos Anos tem 14 600 dias”, which describes the photographs of the 40 years of Pinto da Costa’s presidency of FC Porto, was formally offered this afternoon, in the corridor of the membership’s museum, in entrance of about 100 character and supporters. The ceremony was attended by virtually all members of the administration of SAD dos Dragões, in addition to the household of the chief of the port, D. Américo Aguiar, auxiliary bishop of Lisbon, creator of the introduction to the photobiography, and Rui Couceiro, editor. mentioned Bertrand.

Invited to speak a bit about the work, Pinto da Costa defined that “when analyzing the proof” offered to him, he made “numerous corrections”, as a result of what he thought was that it might be “a biography of the folks” he was with “had been completely satisfied to fulfill and reside collectively”. “And I’ve, if I’m not mistaken, eight pages of my photograph in full dimension and I feel that I’m not a mannequin and I’ve to take away these pages, with the settlement of Rui Couceiro”, started he is by reference, completely satisfied. to see the want come true.

Choosing the pages that moved him the most, the president of FC Porto identified “these in the introduction of D. Américo”, whom he met when the auxiliary bishop of Lisbon was nonetheless often known as “Padre Américo”. “We instantly had an empathy and I noticed that he was the extension and substitute of D. António Francisco subsequent to me. So, when he was requested to jot down the introduction and he accepted, he was honored. phrases, I do know that it comes from the coronary heart and inspiration of D. António Francisco. This is the most essential a part of the e-book”, he emphasised.

For Pinto da Costa, 14,600 days means “numerous victories”, so “it is onerous to say which photographs” touched him the most. “Obviously the photograph with Pope John Paul II and the photograph with D. António [Francisco] to obtain the Dragon of Honor particular, in addition to the photograph with D. Américo and Ramalho Eanes, who’re essential in this 40 years of success, and people individuals who have left, like Reinaldo Teles and Teles Roxo, who touched me and helped so much, and that is continued in this e-book. It provides me nice satisfaction that they’ve chosen so many photographs of people who find themselves sadly not with us,” he mentioned.


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