BOCA RATON, FL — Boca Raton Football Club is excited to announce that on Friday, April 26 the club will host Brazilian Heritage Night at The Shipyard as the Boys in Blue take on Vultures Purple FC.
Complete with a samba school, Boca Raton FC will give it’s Brazilians fan a taste of soccer from home with the traditional music, food, and dancing that Brazilian soccer fans are accustomed to.
“We are excited to host Brazilian Heritage Night this week,” said Boca Raton FC president, Douglas Heizer. “Being from Brazil, our roots run deep in the game of soccer and we are excited to have fans experience that from the moment they set foot in The Shipyard.”
Brazilian Heritage Night will have as special guest the Consul General of Brazil in Miami, Ambassador João Mendes Pereira. Ambassador Pereira will receive a personalized shirt from the team and will be responsible for the coin toss prior to the match.
At halftime, Boca Raton FC will honor five Brazilian players who currently reside in Florida with a special ceremony in which Ambassador Pereira will be a part of.
Below is the full list of players who will be honored at halftime:
Bruno Cardoso: A well-respected goalkeeper, Bruno was voted the 2012 Copa do Brasil Best Goalkeeper on his way to the Copa do Brasil Championship that year. Bruno also played one season with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
Adrianinho: A champion for Ponte Preta in the Campeonato Paulista do Interior, Adrianinho played over 100 matches for Ponte Preta where he is an idol. Adrianinho has also played in some of Brazil’s biggest clubs such as Corinthians and Flamengo. In 2016 Adrianinho and Bruno both joined the NASL-side Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
Sergio Manoel: During his career he played for several clubs, winning the Taça Guanabara with Fluminense in 1993, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1995 and the Torneio Rio-São Paulo in 1998, with Botafogo, and the Campeonato Catarinense in 2004 with Figueirnese.
Silvio Costa: A native of Brazil, our current assistant coach was well-known in the 90s where he played for a number of powerhouse teams in Brazil including Grêmio, Internacional, and Fluminense. Costa also played with the Brazilian National Team, where he played 21 games for The Seleção, Costa came in second place in the 1991 Copa America with the National Team.
Marcio Amoroso: Best known for his time at Udinese, Borussia Dortmund, and São Paulo, Amoroso’s illustrious career is one for the record books. A Bundesliga Champion in 2002 with Dortmund, Amoroso scored over 38 goals for the German powerhouse before returning to his native Brazil to play for São Paulo where he won the 2005 Copa Libertadores and the FIFA Club World Cup. Amoroso closed his career with Boca Raton FC in 2016 where he won the 2016 American Premier Soccer League championship.
“These players are idols in the Brazilian community and a homage like this is more than deserved for these,” added Heizer of the halftime ceremony. “Boca Raton FC is always open to attract new fans, that’s our goal this season. We will achieve this goal by including the entire community with events such as the Brazilian Heritage Night, and of course, positive results on the pitch.”
Boca Raton FC will be looking to make it five in a row on Friday as they take on Vultures Purple FC at The Shipyard. Tickets are available now by visiting: https://www.bocaratonfc.com/tickets/individual-tickets-2019-season/