The Portuguese League for Professional Football presented the Prestigious Award to the City Hall of Porto during the event that marked the starting up of the new football season. This prize distinguishes an entity for its contribution to football.
The Old Customs House Conference Centre was the stage chosen by the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LFPF) to mark the starting up of the 2021-22 football. Pedro Proença, the president of the Portuguese Professional Football League delivered the award to Mayor Rui Moreira in recognition for the Municipality of Porto’s role in enhancing the social and community impact of football.
Rui Moreira highlighted the importance of the Liga Portugal maintaining its headquarters in the Invicta. “I would like to tell you, on behalf of the city of Porto and the citizens of Porto that keeping the league of clubs among us is truly important. We think this is a good place for the League”, added the Mayor of Porto, who also commended the project for the new headquarters of that organisation, which is to be built in Ramalde, representing an investment of 18 million euros undertaken by the Liga Portugal. “There is a great involvement of the city with the king of sports”, Rui Moreira added.
During his brief speech, the Mayor of Porto expressed his hope that there will be fans in stadiums this next season: “I wish to all clubs that all goes for the better this next season. That they may have spectators. That they can play the Liga in such a way that gives us that view that we like about sports. With fair play, naturally. And in the end, the best will win.”
The ceremony was performed yesterday at the Old Customs House Conference Centre and was also attended by the councillor for Youth and sports, Catarina Araújo.
The cooperation between Porto City Hall and the Liga Portugal is not confined to the project of the organisation’s new headquarters. By the end of the year, the city is due to host the Thinking Football Summit, a European event promoted by the LPFP, which will place Porto at the centre of the world football debate for four days.