Sporting Clube de Portugal has signed 5-year-old Francisco, currently battling cancer, in an official ceremony with club president Bruno de Carvalho.
We have the pleasure of signing Francisco, whose job it is to kick off the first match of the season.
He is the big signing of the night. He is a big name who will show everyone what Sporting is all about. The club is 110 years old and it is with people like Francisco that we will easily last another 110.
Bruno de Carvalho, president of Sporting Clube de Portugal
Young Francisco even got to take the opening kickoff in front of 30,000 Sporting fans.
Even Porto and Benefica diehards are proud of Sporting.
FC porto fan here and i just have to say this is a great gesture from Sporting CP, respect! 🙂
dawnzyolo, Porto fan
I love to see clubs do stuff like this. They’ve got Francisco smiling from ear to ear and sports fans everywhere sending good thoughts into the atmosphere for the little guy.
Hang in there, Francisco, we’re thinking of ya, bud!