The Leader is also 11888 MVP
His standard answer whenever asked how he feels with the captain’s armband is that skippers “speak” on the pitch, by the way they inspire and lead their team-mates, not by what they sport on their arm. Adelino is the epitome of captain and the 11888 MVP of February, arguably the most crucial month of the season.
There are many factors that can transform a team from average to top. The characters in their squad is one of them. PAOK are blessed with strong personalities in their dressing room in recent years. Ever since he returned to Toumba for a second spell with the “Double-Headed Eagle”, Adelino Vieirinha he has been saying: «I came to PAOK to win titles». And he is well on his way…
In February, he was a true Leader through thick and thin, his contribution to the team and his mentality making him an invaluable asset for Greek football. He scored against Olympiakos, Aris and Panionios, he provided assists, ran many kilometers even when his body was reluctant, displayed his football nous and clear thinking in the toughest circumstances and led his teammates by example.
In the poll held for 11888 MVP of February, Vieirinha got 60,92% of the vote and landed the award. In-formJosé Ángel Crespo came second, while Chuba Akpom completed the podium. The Englishman, 11888 MVP of January, has been impressive ever since Lucescu trusted him with a starting position in PAOK’s attack.