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″I’m not upset, not really, because I’m leaving with a job done″



″I'm not upset, not really, because I'm leaving with a job done″

Portuguese Judo Federation (FPJ) President Jorge Fernandes today considered the “opportunity” of his re-candidacy to lead the organization after its leadership lost its mandate in November.

President of the Portuguese Judo Federation (FPJ), Jorge Fernandes, considered it “possible” to reapply to the leadership of this organization after its leadership lost its mandate in November.

Although about three weeks ago, Jorge Fernandes assumed that he would be re-candidate for this position after the general dismissal meeting scheduled for the 18th in Coimbra, today, also in this city, in statements to the Luz agency on the sidelines At a dinner dedicated to On the 63rd anniversary of the FPJ, the leader said his re-election is “possible” and “not certain.”

“The judo moment, the image that some people create, will not be the best and I will be fired. I’m not upset, I’m not upset, because I’m leaving with my duty fulfilled,” Jorge stressed. Fernandez.

An investigation by the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ) found that in mid-November, the FPJ Board of Directors was stripped of its mandate for failing to comply with Article 51 of the Legal Regime of Sports Federations (RJFD), which lists the loss of office of holders of federal bodies due to ineligibility, incompatibility or interference with a contract in which they are interested.

In a speech he gave to 300 people, leaders, athletes, clubs and associations representing national judo, Jorge Fernandes said that the Judo Federation’s “humble” birthday party “is also a document proving that after the storm there always comes a golden bottom”. .

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“So, despite the winds of contention that have been blowing in recent months from our judo sector – and which is really due to the lack of funding that the sport lacks – and, on the sidelines, the sins that I have taken upon myself, the truth is that the overwhelming the majority of the delegates to the general assembly of the FPJ – the maximum and democratic symbol of the Federation – were able to interpret the moment in which we live and show the unity necessary for the success of our judo,” he said.

Jorge Fernandez told Luza that the 300 or so people who attended the dinner at the former San Francisco monastery church represented a “show of strength and solidarity”.

“It’s not just the demographic numbers that prove it, but the medals, the results we had, and finally this room at the end of the year, really, it couldn’t be better, it’s a historic event,” he said. said.

In his speech, Jorge Fernandes pointed to the “highest records of all time” achieved by the national demographic of judokas in 2022, which has already surpassed 16,000 athletes of the federation (3,143 people more than in 2021).

“Being confident that, as is customary, there will be more than a thousand revalidations and new registrations by the end of the year, so we will definitely exceed 17 thousand federations,” he said.

At today’s Inclusive Birthday Dinner, the Portuguese Judo Federation is presenting over 60 awards, including recognition and merit diplomas, medals and other prizes.

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



″I couldn't leave without winning this award″

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.”

Did you tell the President that you want the Golden Dragon? “I never commented, asking for an award was not my style, it was deserved, I was very happy, many could have won. I am very happy”.

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)



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

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.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

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.
Some, like Enzo and Otamendi, are just over the top.ig 5 – if the midfielder was already in vogue among the richest in Europe, followed by Liverpool and Real Madrid, among others, now that he has won the World Cup and the best young player trophy in the competition … – but they shine enough to guarantee yourself a place in the best team in the world.

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