Veteran midfielder Felipe arrives with a hero's welcome at Vasco da Gama

09:17, June 24, 2010      

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More than 1,500 fans turned out to welcome veteran midfielder Felipe on Wednesday at Vasco da Gama's headquarters, San Januario.

The 32-year-old received a warm red-carpet reception as he is seen as the team's savior to the 2010 Brazilian Championship.

Felipe, who signed a contract with Vasco da Gama throughout the 2012 season, is returning to Brazilian soccer after a short stent in Qatar with the Al Sadd soccer team.

"It is an enormous pleasure to return to play at Vasco da Gama. I feel as though I am returning home. I am ready to play and have gained priceless experience since when I was here years ago," described Felipe.

Although Felipe received offers from other teams in Brazil, such as Flamengo, the athlete preferred to return to the team where he was discovered and matured.

The player has a rich history at Vasco da Gama and was part of the club's 1997 and 2000 Brazilian Championship winning teams as well as the 1998 Libertadores Cup title-winning team and the 2000 Mercosur tournament champions.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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