Alcoutim City Council today congratulated Luís Conceição, the alcoutenejo coach who guided the women's futsal team to the gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"We have an extraordinary county at various levels and the achievement of a gold medal for an alcoutenejo, in an event of international dimension, honor and represents the county at the highest level," stressed the president of the autarchy.
"An achievement that demonstrates the capacity for resilience and determination of our people and is a clear way to motivate others to continue their work in the offspring of the county with the persistence, the character and the warrior spirit that characterizes them," added Osvaldo Gonçalves .
Currently, Luís Conceição is a councilor of Alcoutim City Council, with several attributions.
Portugal was named champion of the Youth Olympic Games in women's futsal, Luís Conceição, a native of Martim Longo, Alcoutim, guided the Portuguese U19 team to victory in a walk that ended in the game with Japan in the final 4-1), played yesterday, Wednesday.
The Portuguese team finished the tournament unbeaten, adding victories in the five matches played. In the group stage, they defeated Chile (15-2), the Dominican Republic (14-0), Cameroon (6-0) and Japan (2-0), and eliminated Bolivia in the semi-finals. 16-2.
Luís Conceição, graduated in Physical Education and Sports in 1999, at the Instituto Superior Dom Afonso III, in Loulé. He began his activity as a teacher in 2003, teaching in Vila do Bispo, Vila Real de Santo António and Alcoutim.
He began his coaching career in the village of Martim Longo, guiding the local team Inter-Vivos for 12 seasons, winning several titles at the district level.
In 2011, he assumed the position of selector and district soccer futsal coordinator for the Algarve Football Association, a position he held for four seasons in a wide range of youth groups. He also led the Algarve's Sapalense and Louletano teams.
She started her duties at the Portuguese Football Federation in 2014, as national women's futsal national soccer player.