A BOLA – Gala dos Conquistadores celebrates another 100 years of Vitória (Photo) (Vitória de Guimarães)

Gala dos Conquistadores, energetic and thrilling for the one hundredth anniversary of Vitoria Sport Club. The multi-function pavilion was filled with round 4,000 Victorians, who watched a excessive-scoring present as Neno was named the membership’s most excellent goalkeeper and N’Dinga gave the gang a standing ovation.

Guimarães as soon as once more merged with Guimarães and the Victorians. Days like these are not any totally different and final night time was the identical once more, when it seemed like we have been witnessing an evening of glory within the stadium, chants of “Victory! Victory!” which echoed by the large pavilion and left Catarina Furtado nearly speechless, wearing white because the event demanded and who was the particular visitor to carry out the ceremony.

There was no scarcity of former presidents reminiscent of Pimenta Machado, Emilio Macedo da Silva, Julio Mendes and Miguel Pinto Lisboa. But coaches who left their mark on the winners have been additionally current, reminiscent of Manuel Machado and Manuel Cajuda, who recalled his breakthrough 12 months within the league and his presence within the Champions League qualifiers. As such, he has no hesitation in saying that these have been “the perfect years of his profession at Vitoria”.

The night time was marked by the election of eleven of probably the most influential winners of these 100 years. And after Neno, who had died a 12 months earlier, was broadly admired, N’Dinga’s identify fully moved the Victorians. The former midfielder was extraordinarily impressed and acknowledged for the best way he was obtained in Guimarães and recalled some of his moments as a participant.

Another extremely regarded determine and eleventh place finisher was Paulinho Cascaval. When Andre – a midfielder all the time admired by Victorians – known as out the Brazilian’s identify, there was thunderous applause.

“We’ll have many extra titles in 100 years”

Antonio Miguel Cardoso assumed that he was “proud” to steer the fortunes of Vitoria Sport Club on the centenary day. The present chairman of the winners believes the membership “can develop nicely with these values”.
“We should congratulate everybody. It is an enormous 12 months, an essential 12 months, however the centenary carries with us an ideal delight and an ideal accountability», underlined the supreme chief of the Victorian household, when the flag was raised on such a particular date.

Increasing the depth of Vitória’s trophy is the ambition of all of the followers of the membership and subsequently the need to boost the trophy once more is all the time there. Winners’ presidents perceive what is going on on within the minds of specialists.
“It is true that they dream of extra titles this season or within the subsequent 100 years. That is what we battle for each day. We will certainly have many extra titles in 100 years. God bless this 12 months. We will proceed to work in that course”, he assured.

Mysterious Machado Pepper
Pimenta Machado, who was the president of Vitória de Guimarães for twenty-four years, was current on the Gala dos Conquistadores and was “proud” of the work he had executed and mentioned goodbye with cryptic phrases: “Maybe he’ll nonetheless have a bit foot to enhance it! »

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