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Denser siege of Luis Filipe Vieira



Denser siege of Luis Filipe Vieira

The Ministry of State and the Tax Office are suspicious of the commissions paid to businessmen Bruno Macedo, Ulysses Santos, Giuliano Bertolucci and Isidoro Jimenez. 55 transfers under investigation at Benfica under the leadership of the former leader

There are 55 transactions related to transfers made by Benfica under Luis Filipe Vieira, which the Ministry of State (MP) and the Tax Office (AT) are examining more closely in the context of the Cartão Vermelho process.

When he was arrested in July 2021, former President Benfica was suspected of three transactions, now the number has increased. Yesterday, both CNN Portugal and Sábado magazine released information about the investigation obtained in the AT report, which lends more scope to suspicions justifying the constitution of Vieira, his son Thiago, businessman Bruno Macedo and José António dos Santos, king of chickens, spoke in as defendants at large after payment of the relevant bonds.

Regarding exclusively football Benfica, and supported by several public reports, the names of sports agents Ulysses Santos, Giuliano Bertolucci and Isidoro Jimenez are now associated with the companies under study, with researchers supporting the thesis that between 2012 and 2012. By 2020, these purchases and sales generated commissions of € 10 million. It is about Vieira’s allegedly unlawful receipt using the aforementioned businessmen and accounts in the names of his children, Thiago and Sarah.

According to CNN Portugal, tax inspector Paulo Silva and attorney Rosario Teixeira understand that the four businessmen mentioned above are close to Vieira and have been involved in the business of several athletes over the past few years: the channel points to names such as Seferovic, Everton. , Morato and Lisandro Lopez, but Sabado adds Vitsel, Samaris, Pedrinho, Raul de Thomas, Talisca, Jonas and Veigl to the list of companies under investigation.

And the case with the German is shown as indicative. The exchange of the Dortmund midfielder for Benfica in January 2020 cost the Eagles € 20 million and will generate € 2.5 million in intermediary fees. Presumably, it was the former president of the incarnate who indicated the name of Ulysses Santos as an intermediary in the transaction, but, according to the deputy, after analyzing the documents and intercepting the interception, this agent did not participate in the operation. “I think we should be signing Ulysses here so that we don’t have anything to do with the other guy who represents or doesn’t represent … We are the ones who should be contracted by saying that he is our representative here.” transcribes “CNN Portugal” from Luis Filipe Vieira’s audition included in the process.

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In another, published by Sábado, there is a conversation between Thiago Pinto and Miguel Moreira, then chief football officer and CFO of SAD incarnate, respectively, where both are worried about the possibility that Weigl will notice his contract and see him. mediation that did not exist.

Acquisition of real estate for almost four million

In the case of Pedrinho, which cost Corinthians € 18 million, the alleged receipt of commissions from both clubs by Bruno Macedo and Giuliano Bertolucci is being investigated. In the latter case, Sabado indicates that the agent will buy, three months after the striker was hired by the Eagles, a € 3,950 million Lisbon property from the White Walls of Vieira.

“The facts suggest a correlation between the player’s transfer and the real estate deal between the White Walls Society and Giuliano Bertolucci as a possible tool for sharing compensation with Luis Filipe Vieira,” Rosario Teixeira wrote according to the weekly magazine. The investigation sees more suspicion here of a possible return of money from commissions to the universe of Luis Filipe Vieira and where his family is also in the spotlight.

In another conversation between his son Thiago and the wife of the former leader of the eagles, Wanda, the former tells his mother that the aforementioned White Walls are going to make a transfer to Sarah’s account. [filha de Luís Filipe Vieira]”, an amount that” is still around 200,000 euros, which goes to Sarah’s account and then goes to make payments, “he is quoted as saying.

The GAME tried to get a reaction from those targeted by this news, but none of them were available until the episode closed.

Textor was not the first possible investor

The MP understands that Luis Filipe Vieira and Jose Antonio dos Santos were trying to sell 25 percent of the red SAD to North American John Textor, but this was not the first potential buyer. In conversations intercepted between the former president and Carlos Janela, another name, Chip Sloane, is mentioned as the alleged spokesman for these investors.

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“Surreal” business with a loss of 2.4 million euros from NB

The wiretapping of Luis Filipe Vieira’s telephone conversations also affected conversations in the field of relations with banks, namely with Novo Banco (NB). “Surreal” is the word that tax inspector Paulo Silva uses in his analysis of the real estate negotiations and the assignment of a loan to the aforementioned banking institution carried out by Vieira, José Antonio dos Santos and Avelino Carvalho, with a final loss of € 2.4 million to the bank. “


He arrived at Benfica in the 2017/18 season following the end of his contract with Eintracht Frankfurt. A commission of 1 million euros will be paid.

In the 2011/12 season he moved to Standard de Liege for 9 million euros, and the next season he left for Zenit for 40 million euros.

In 2019/2020, it was worth € 20 million paid to Dortmund. € 2.5 million has been set aside in commissions that are believed to be part of Ulysses Santos’ commission through a suspicious intermediary.

Purchased in Bahia for € 4.75 million in 2014/15, it was permanently shipped to Guangzhou Evergrande in October 2018 as part of a € 25 million global deal.

He was supposed to reach Luz for 20 million euros, but the negotiations were revised at 18 million euros. The investigation indicates that Bruno Macedo and Giuliano Bertolucci received orders from Benfica and Corinthians.

Raul de Thomas
In January 2020, Benfica officially sold the striker to Espanyol for € 20 million, equal to the amount they paid to Real Madrid last July.

In 2014, the Eagles paid Olympiacos € 10 million. The midfielder has resigned this season and signed with Fortuna Sittard.

SAD confirmed in its annual report that although it was acquired at zero cost in 2014/15, “€ 1.3 million for intermediary services” was paid.

The Eagles officially announced that they paid Sao Paulo 7.5 million euros for 85% of the center’s pass, in an amount that included mediation.

In the 2020/21 season, Benfica paid Gremiu € 20 million for the Brazilian player.

Mourinho veta … jesus

A summary of the red card eavesdropping process sent by investigators to Judge Carlos Alexander contains an excerpt from a conversation between businessman Jorge Mendes and trainer José Mourinho with Jorge Jesus as the main topic and a Special One veto on his return to Benfica.

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“Mourinho asks which coach Jorge Mendes will play for Benfica and Jorge says he is at war with (Luis Filipe) Vieira because he wants to go after Jorge Jesus. (…) Mourinho tells Jorge Mendes not to let Jorge Jesus go to Benfica, ”describes the aforementioned summary, in which the current Roma coach presents an alternative: Laurent Blanc. “Jorge tells Mourinho to give Luis Filipe Vieira a message about Laurent Blanc,” he wrote to Sábado in an interview to be held on July 1, 2020, two days after Bruno Lage was no longer coach of the eagles. In the same passage, Mourinho said that Silvino, the former guardian of the Eagles and his assistant, would be a good goalkeeping coach for the Reds. About two weeks later, Benfica announced an agreement with Jorge Jesus, which will be officially unveiled in August.

In this excerpt, Jorge Mendes revealed that he tried to accommodate Bruno Lage at Aston Villa and that he spoke to other Benfica variants such as Pocchetino, Unai Emery and Marcelo Gallardo.

200 thousand accounts and 22 real estate objects

The investigation into the Cartão Vermelho process involved a telephone conversation on January 11, 2019 between Luis Filipe Vieira and his daughter, in which Sara Vieira spoke to him about funding projects for NGOs with which she collaborates. “Jorge will already send the missing 200,000 euros … now when I go with him, I will tell him … Jorge Mendes has not sent him yet, I will talk to him,” said the then President of Benfica. This is how super-agent Cristiano Ronaldo is targeted. Neither he nor his company Gestifute reacted.

There is no doubt that for the public prosecutor’s office, Vieira’s daughter plays an important role in the investigation, because several million euros were spent on her (seven) bank accounts – only on the account of St. Galler Kantonalbank for the period from 2009 to 2010 – despite declaring an annual income of 37 thousand euros and owning … 22 real estate objects in its name.

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



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Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

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Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe’s costume″



″Most competitive costume required, Pepe's costume″

Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

Technical team and others: “With a super competent technical team, a health department, where there is not only Dr. Nelson Puga and therapists, but also an optometrist, pedologist, a number of people who work daily so that the players do not miss anything. and so that year after year they can get better and win, which is what we want.”

Techniques: “Victory. Not forgetting the people in the kitchen, in the restaurant, the people involved in analysis and observation, the equipment technicians, because today everyone is a technician… [risos]🇧🇷 Lawn techniques too, because I am very picky about the height of the lawn. I think that every detail is important and matters. Finally, a number of people who contribute to making this possible. This is not mine, this belongs to the people of Olival, who are always led by our great, my friend and godfather, the president.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)



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Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

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Neither in the starting lineup (see tables), nor in the 13 options used by the coaches – Montiel (Sevilla), Pezzella (Betis), Acuña (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Lautaro Martinez ( Inter) and Dybala (Roma) entered Argentina, from the French side they were also called Disasi (Monaco), Conate (Liverpool), Fofana (Monaco), Camavinga (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bavaria), Muani (Eintracht) and Thuram (Borussia). M’gladbach) – if they found other players who didn’t play in the leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany, that’s a clear sign of where the money and power come from to attract great players.
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