Pinto da Costa received the key to the city of Porto from Rui Moreira
The president of FC Porto, Pinto da Costa, this Saturday received the key to the city of Porto, from the hands of Rui Moreira, during the ceremony of homage to the national champions, during which the mayor gave the spotlight to the winners.
“There are times when few words are needed, now is the time for our team to come upstairs [à varanda dos Paços do Concelho], quietly, celebrate with our supporters. Congratulations to all, Pepe, Sergio [Conceição]“, said Rui Moreira.
Before, the mayor of Porto paid tribute to the leader of the Dragons, Pinto da Costa, who celebrated on April 17 his 40 years as president of the club, which ensured the conquest of the 30th title of national champion last week.
This Saturday, the blue and white team beat Estoril, 2-0, at the Estádio do Dragão, in a match of the 34th and last round of the Bwin League, which served as consecration to the men of Sérgio Conceição.
After the match, FC Porto received the Champions Cup, while Sérgio Conceição received a miniature of the trophy, for winning his third national title as a coach.
This was followed by a pilgrimage to Avenida dos Aliados, Porto, where thousands of blue and white supporters awaited the players, technical staff, managers and coaching staff of the champions.
“It is a great joy to see the happiness of these people. There are many people who have difficult lives, with many problems, and today they are happy. SIC, on the balcony of the Municipality.
The blue and white leader thanked the presence of the thousands of supporters in the celebrations, signaling the reopening of the Porto City Council at the club.
“It was a period in which we won many victories, also international ones, and we had this magnificent house closed. Today it is open, the avenue is open to the city and FC Porto and the city are confused in such a way that it is impossible and incredible that the Chamber was closed to FC Porto”, underlined Pinto da Costa.