The president of the Portuguese Professional Football League (LPFP), Pedro Proença, today highlighted the responsibility that cooperation between Portugal and China will bring to the modality, expressing confidence in announcing future joint social projects.
He spoke at the opening of the China-Portugal International Children's Sports Health Education and Culture Festival in Lisbon, where he was proud to be one of the hosts, along with the China Ching Ling Foundation, of the project aimed at young people in the which concerns physical well-being, competitive curricula and mutual international cooperation.
"It is a great honor to be one of the host organizations," said the organizers. "This event is the first step of a long journey.
In a speech based on what Portugal has done in the recent past and in the perspective of the future, Pedro Proença recalled some names of players and coaches who raised the name of the country on the international scene, referring to those who are still and others who have already gone through China.
"The League is governed today by values such as talent and in empowering players and coaches for world football, right from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho, but also many others." "Who does not remember Hulk or Talisca?" Also coaches Vítor Pereira , Paulo Sousa, Andre Vilas Boas, Jaime Pacheco, among others, "he recalled.
In addition to the individualities that bind the two countries, the former referee also underlined the partnership that the II Portuguese League has with Ledman, Chinese company that sponsors the competition, considering that both "already are partners in such a dynamic industry."
Social projects were also highlighted by Pedro Proença, who also warned of a "greater responsibility in the role of the population", in order to provide opportunities for all generations.
"We are very proud to announce social projects together to make this world a better place for the generations of football. Portuguese professional football is undoubtedly committed to contributing to a better society and for all to have their opportunities," he said. .