Vitinha was transferred for a historic fee and half a million went to Cabeceiras de Basto

SC Braga transferred Vitinha to Marseille for 32 million euros, in what was the largest switch within the membership’s historical past. This transaction will give about half a million euros to the membership that constructed it up to the youth degree, Águias de Alvite, from Cabeceiras de Basto, by the solidarity mechanism.

In the small membership devoted to coaching Vitinha, a native of the village of Cavez, put his first touches and started to arise. These days, within the membership, nobody hides their happiness. “I’m glad for his happiness”, mentioned coordinator Bernardino Dourado.

MINHO is aware of that the Cabeceiras de Basto membership will obtain between 450 and 500 thousand euros by the FIFA solidarity mechanism, which provides a share of the switch to the coaching membership.

The switch of Águias de Alvite’s account has not been achieved, nor has anybody spoken to membership officers. “Just yesterday”, the coordinator recalled. However, the membership is aware of that it has circumstances to settle for the quantity, as a result of it has develop into a Training Entity of the Portuguese Football Federation in order that it will probably lastly occur.

Currently, there aren’t any outlined plans for this unprecedented quantity to enter the coffers of the modest image. But there isn’t any doubt that there’s a want to create a work that “stays for the long run, that marks the second” and honors Vitinha, the “godfather” of future enchancment works.

There isn’t any scarcity of concepts: upgrading the altering rooms, ending the bench (two-three have already been completed) and ending the renovation of the sphere’s electrical energy. “There are many issues that may be achieved”, mentioned the coordinator of O MINHO.

Currently, Águas de Alvite has about 140 athletes and groups of all coaching ranges within the Football Association of Braga. “Everything is effectively labeled, we’ve got a aggressive formation and youngsters that the ‘large ones’ need. Even one is now coaching in Braga too”, he mentioned.

Bernardino Dourado feels “very glad” with the work achieved, though he is aware of the difficulties of working “in a land like this, with few youngsters and the place the help just isn’t sufficient”.

Águias de Alvite, since 2012, has been linked to the faculties of SL Benfica, though it competes with the unique identify.

“You all the time work, work, work, wherever you go, till you attain the highest”

The membership’s coordinator noticed him develop as a participant and emphasised that Vitinha “all the time stood out from the remainder”. “I actually get pleasure from working, I’ve a lot of power and want,” he mentioned.

Águias de Alvite is usually used to ‘export’ gamers to ‘large gamers’. Others left “earlier” for golf equipment akin to neighboring Vitória SC, however Vitinha “by no means went”. “He all the time stayed with us till the second 12 months of puberty”, he recalled. The athlete joined the SC Braga youth workforce in 2017/2018.

“In the final youth 12 months, we thought it was time for him to soar and go to a higher membership, with higher circumstances, extra coaching and higher coaches. We made a ‘power’ for him to be part of a membership like that, we had two or three makes an attempt. He went to prepare in Benfica and Braga, and in Braga they liked the child. And he liked Braga, I feel he stayed in Braga for life”, he mentioned.

In the primary years of coaching, Bernardino resembled an athlete who scored objectives and performed a lot. “I mentioned he can play higher if he desires to”, he joked. Afterwards, in Braga, he was all the time a “fighter”.

“There are individuals who say he would not have method, I do not agree with that. I all the time thought he was a very technical child, but it surely’s the strategy of the sport that basically wants it. He would not want to contact the ball 4 instances to do what he desires, with one or two he’ll do what it takes. This is probably the most invaluable method”, he identified.

The participant spent 5 and a half years at Braga. Photo: SC Braga / Archive

In addition, it additionally boasts of gaming intelligence. “But all of it developed in Braga, in fact”, he acknowledged.

Photo: SC Braga / Archive

The coordinator is glad with this switch to Marseille, which was made official on Tuesday. However, he has little doubt that Vitinha “is not going to cease” on the French membership. “I nonetheless suppose it’s going to proceed”, he defined.

“Even if Marseille is already a large membership, I feel it continues, it has these circumstances and by no means loses one thing: it all the time works, works, works, wherever it’s, till it reaches the lengthy. I’m certain it’s,” he mentioned.

Despite this lengthy flight, the top of the Cabeceiras de Basto membership has little doubt that the “humble” Vitinha is not going to overlook his roots, pals and household. “He by no means forgot the best way residence”, he concluded.

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