The young Algarve basketball player Salvador Victo made history at the service of the Immortal Basket, making his debut in the Liga Placard, the main echelon of the sport, at 15 years, 11 months and 12 days.
“On February 20, Salvador Victo became the youngest player ever to play at the highest level of Portuguese men's basketball,” says the Portuguese Basketball Federation (FPB), on its website.
The athlete, born in Albufeira, was an option in the final part of the game against Esgueira, which the Algarve team won by 76-54, with 1.14 minutes to play.
Salvador Victo was happy with his achievement, but aware of the work ahead of him.
“It was a privilege, I always want to learn more and I have very good colleagues who always help me. Now it's time to continue working, ”said the young basketball player, to the FPB website.
With José Barbosa and Tymetrius Toney as references, the base is clear when asked about his goals for the future: "I want to be a national champion and reach the national team," he said.
The coach of Imortal Basket, Luís Modesto, said that the participation of young Salvador Victo in the match “was like a prize for everything he has done so far in his sports career, for the time he has dedicated, training and his evolution in individual terms ”.
“He is 15 years old, he still doesn’t have the capacity to play for the senior team, but he has a very large margin of progression and can be a top player at national level”, assured the coach of the Albufeira team.