Pain and misfortune often pushes people to rise above themselves, and this is something that makes the fanfare of being a star athlete fade into insignificance. And in this way, it’s easy for us all to identify with someone who has overcome such difficulties.
The injury suffered by André Vieirinha brought plenty of both pain and sorrow, along with a huge ‘why?’ But, after the dust had settled and the intensity of the moment was gone, it served as a further reinforcement to the myth he has built.
After all the plaudits, and the standing ovation he enjoyed while choking back tears, were left to melt away, then came the universal acceptance to bring him back down to earth. Six months, as long and difficult as it is (and it is) seems like some kind of statistical error when you think about the bigger picture.
Vierinha is perhaps the only player in Greece right now who is appreciated by the whole country. He’s value is indisputable. Just like the quality of his character.
In the mini movie that follows below you will learn how the Portuguese player got this far. You’ll get an insight into his values and thoughts as he relives last season – a campaign during which he won everything at a team and personal level. Just as he dreamed.
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