Ricardo Quaresma has revealed to his followers, on social networks, that he is leaving V. Guimarães. The 38-year-old Portuguese winger has spent the last two seasons in his hometown, totaling 56 official games. “I admit that on the pitch I would have liked to be able to help the team more. And that I sometimes felt a certain sadness not to have the opportunity to do it as I would have liked. I also believe that ‘apart from the pitch I have played my role. grow even more in notoriety all over the world and that this has been positive in the recognition and appreciation of the Vitória brand and the city of Guimarães”, underlined the champion of Europe, in 2016, guaranteeing that he will not end his career. “It’s not time to get my boots ready yet. I’m fit, I still know how to play football and I want to keep doing what makes me happy,” he said.
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My relationship with Vitória Sport Clube has ended
I admit that on the pitch I would have liked to be able to help the team more. And that I sometimes felt a certain sadness at not having the possibility of doing it as I would like.
I also believe that off the field I played my role. I helped the club gain even more notoriety around the world and this was positive in the recognition and appreciation of the Vitória brand and the city of Guimarães.
Many thanks to the fans for the affection with which they welcomed me, for the frankness, the eye contact with which we always treat each other and for the encouragement that even in the worst moments they were able to give to the whole team. You are the heart that beats the emblem that for a year I wore on my chest.
I could, as you well know, maintain my contract for another year, but neither can I remain indifferent to the financial difficulties that Vitória is going through. This way I can also help the club save a little. I hope to inspire others to do the same and not get stuck in contracts where they only benefit themselves.
I also want to leave a very special thank you to all the workers of the club, we will forever keep the smiles and the good humor that we exchange each time we meet. Thank you for everything.
It’s not yet time for me to pack my bags. I’m in good shape, I can still play football and I want to continue doing what makes me happy.
Soon we will meet again in the countryside. The trivela will lift many more stadiums.”