Abel Ferreira receives the title of citizen of Sao Paulo and is excited: “Today I am one of you” | palm trees

Coach Abel Ferreira of Palmeiras was awarded the title of Citizen of Sao Paulo this Friday. The honor was made official at an occasion held at the Salão Nobre of the São Paulo City Council.

Abel, who was accompanied by his spouse and daughters, was moved throughout a speech by metropolis councilor Joao Jorge, who spoke of the coach’s relationship together with his household and the exceptional passing via the metropolis.

– (I) really feel from São Paulo since the first day I arrived. They have all the time handled me with cordial and pleasant respect. For me, soccer is rather more than simply at our membership, it is one thing that every of us ought to like and respect our opponents. I, as a human being and now a citizen of Sao Paulo, have fears, considerations, my weaknesses, I am not all the time an excellent father, husband and coach, however I attempt above all to study from my errors and transfer on and be higher -good… The distinction between a winner and a loser is not the quantity of titles he has, however what number of occasions he is in a position to rise up after we fall. That’s how I discovered to stroll, fall, rise up, run and hold going.

Others who spoke throughout the ceremony had been Silvia Greco, Municipal Secretary for the Disabled of the City of São Paulo, Jorge Perez, Executive Secretary of Sports of the State of São Paulo, Marco Gama, Councilor of Palmeiras, Ana Virginia Bento, Fan Representative and councilor Toninho Vespoli, writer of the venture authorized in April. Perez even stated that Abel can even obtain the sports activities advantage medal from the SP state.

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Abel Ferreira receives the title of Citizen of Sao Paulo — Photo: Felipe Zito

– Talking a couple of phrase that is on the coat of arms of one of the greatest cities in the world, which is Sao Paulo, which says that “I am not pushed, I drive”. I arrived and stated we’re all one. Brazil is a fantastic energy not solely as a result of of the dimension of the nation, but additionally as a result of of the quantity of creativity of the individuals… I have all the time stated that the individuals right here know the right way to obtain. It is a fantastic honor, a fantastic delight to obtain this title of citizen of São Paulo. I hope to study from my errors and be extra and extra succesful of representing one of the best cities in the world. I am not right here as a palmierense or a coach, right now I am one other you. Today I really feel like a citizen of Sao Paulo

Before the closing of the occasion, Palmeiras followers turned the Main Hall of the Municipal Council right into a stadium with music, greetings and even provocation. Finally, Abel addressed the viewers.

– Football is my career, my ardour, however I know that I am not all the time the finest instance. It’s true that I’m shy outdoors. If you had requested me ten years in the past if I was succesful of standing in entrance of an viewers and saying a single phrase, I would have stated no, that was unattainable. Through studying, schooling, I grew, I may be in such an viewers and say what is on my coronary heart. To me, the best software individuals can have is entry to schooling and coaching.

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Abel Ferreira receives the title of Citizen of Sao Paulo — Photo: Felipe Zito

Abel Ferreira has been in Sao Paulo since November 2020. His time at Palmeiras was additionally notable with titles resembling Libertadores 2020 and 2021, Copa do Brasil 2020, Recopa Sudamericana 2022 and Paulistao 2022.

He is the second longest-serving coach in Brazilian soccer after Mauricio Barbieri of Red Bull Bragantino.

This yr, Abel introduced his spouse and daughters to reside with him in Brazil. In March, the Portuguese renewed his contract with Verdao – the contract is now legitimate till the finish of 2024.

Earlier in the week, the Palmeiras coach obtained the Quinas de Ouro trophy, the highest honor given by the Portuguese Football Federation to coaches in the nation. The award was introduced at the Football Academy by Helder Postiga, former participant of the Portuguese nationwide workforce and right now the chief of the federation.

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Abel Ferreira receives the title of Citizen of Sao Paulo — Photo: Felipe Zito

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