Radio icon Gilson Ricardo dies at 74; clubs and colleagues offer their condolences

Brazilian radio misplaced a little bit of its grace this Sunday night time (22). Communicator Gilson Ricardo, who labored for a number of radio stations in Rio de Janeiro, has died at the age of 74.

According to Rádio Tupi, Gilsão was unable to face after struggling a coronary heart assault at his residence in Ilha do Governador, a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.

Gilson Ricardo started his profession in 1973 at Rádio Difusora in Petropolis, town the place he was born. After a stint at Rádio Metropolitana, he started his profession at Rádio Globo in 1977.

“Gilsão” turned well-known at the station, the place he remained for 35 years, the place he hosted applications reminiscent of Panorama Esportivo and Globo Cidade. He additionally commanded soccer broadcasts wherein he was a commentator.

After working at Bradesco Esportes, since 2015 he has been at Rádio Tupi, the place he hosts the present “Bola Em Jogo” and conducts sports activities occasions. Also on tv he labored on sports activities applications of CNT, SBT and Bandeirantes along with the narrator José Carlos Araujo and Gerson, “Canhotinha de Ouro”.

On Radio Tupi’s present this Sunday night, colleagues reminiscent of Washington Rodríguez and Eraldo Leyte additionally expressed their remorse. For the Gilson station, Ricardo labored till the final day of his life. In the afternoon, he introduced the most recent version of the “Bola Em Jogo” spherical desk.


Flamengo, the membership at the guts of “Gilsão”, lamented the departure of the broadcaster.

“Clube de Regatas do Flamengo deeply regrets the dying of radio presenter, host and nice purple and black Gilson Ricardo. Lots of energy to household and mates at this very unhappy time. Rest in peace, Gilsao.”

Botafogo praised the communicator who managed to place generations of followers to sleep.

“Botafogo mourns the dying of broadcaster Gilson Ricardo, a communicator who shook generations and introduced emotion along with his sports activities commentary. Undoubtedly an incredible hero of soccer in Rio de Janeiro. The membership needs energy to mates and household. Rest in peace, Gilsao! “

Fluminense additionally confirmed its remorse by saying goodbye to the “legend of sports activities radio carioca”.

“We deeply remorse the dying of Gilson Ricardo, the legend of Rio de Janeiro sports activities radio. All solidarity from Fluminense Football Club to mates, household and followers.”

A membership primarily based in Ilha do Governador, the neighborhood the place “Gilsão” lived, Portuguesa recalled the opening of Gilson Ricardo’s press workplace. In addition to the video, Luzinja additionally left a textual content.

“Our everlasting Gilsão! We all the time bear in mind him on this pleasure, as on the day of the opening of the press middle in his honor”.

His colleagues from the radio additionally mentioned goodbye. Spokesman Luis Penido launched an announcement.

“We will always remember you, Gilson Ricardo. Dear and beloved Gilsao, relaxation in peace!”.

Radio Globo’s narrator, Edson Mauro, recalled Gilson Ricardo’s disrespect and additionally expressed his condolences.

“Gilsão went to heaven. If heaven exists, he is there, making waves, cracking jokes, telling humorous tales, laughing out loud and laughing till he cries, holding the hand of anybody who listens.

It was all the time like that, delivered to Radio Globo da Difusora de Petrópolis by the correct ear to find the expertise of Valdir Amaral, who modified his title from Gilson Borsato to Gilson Ricardo as a result of he thought it will sound higher that means.

With this title, he was acknowledged as one of many best communicators in sports activities and leisure. Even right now, at midday, I adopted his sports activities debate, which within the calls to him I known as Programa dos Malucos, for bringing collectively Gilson, De Aranya and Gerson Canhotinha in the identical place. The dialog all the time ended with a great snigger. That’s what Gilson Ricardo could have with me eternally.”

Spokesman José Carlos Araujo didn’t conceal how a lot he regretted the departure of “Gilsão”, his companion on a number of journeys:

“Guys, it is rather tough to search out phrases at this very tough time. Tonight we misplaced Gilson Ricardo to a coronary heart assault.

Gilson was an distinctive particular person, he had an unbelievable temper and undoubtedly wrote his title within the historical past of Brazilian communication.

For a number of many years, I had the distinction of being by his aspect in sports activities broadcasts, in varied broadcasts, each on radio and on tv. I’m certain that his outstanding expertise has impressed a whole era of communicators. Your legacy will probably be everlasting!

I go away right here my condolences to the household and many mates you permit right here.

Go in peace my pal!

Your colleague”.

According to “Garotinho”, Gilson Ricardo’s wake will happen at 11 am this Monday (23), in Chapel D of the Cemiterio do Cacuia, on Ilha do Governador. The funeral will happen at 3:30 p.m.


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