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Soccer coach André Villas-Boas admits he was ‘scared to death’ by Vodafone Rally de Portugal’s legendary Fafe jump.

O treinador de futebol foi terceiro melhor português da corrida e terminou a sua prestação no 32.º lugar. O treinador de futebol André Villas-Boas mostrou-se hoje “muito satisfeito” com a sua participação no Rali de Portugal, considerando que o “momento alto” da sua prova foi a passagem pelo salto de Fafe.

André Villas-Boas has left the football world to take on WRC at Rally de Portugal. A life-long rally fan and previous Dakar Rally competitor, Villas-Boas is ready for a new adventure.

André Villas-Boas está entusiasmado por participar no Rali de Portugal. O treinador vai conduzir um Citroen C3 e explicou à RTP a causa solidária que o leva a entrar na prova. Villas-Boas é um dos nomes mais mediáticos nesta edição do Rali.

O movimento de solidariedade social #raceforgood, fundado por André Villas-Boas, que utiliza o desporto como veículo de divulgação de mensagens de apoio a causas de cariz social e humanitário, deu mais um passo no seu caminho para se tornar uma Instituição Particular de Solidariedade Social.

Despite the professionalism and ability in series such as the World Rally Championship, the majority of rally drivers across the world can be considered amateur pilots who compete in their spare time mainly for enjoyment.

They tend to come from all walks of life, be they electricians, farmers, doctors, mechanics or even those with a job already within motorsport.

Local community sports projects are highly effective ways to beat youth crime, gang culture and anti-social behaviour, according to a ground-breaking report from Laureus.
The report, commissioned by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and launched by Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach André Villas-Boas, shows that 80% of youngsters who take part in such programmes said they were more likely to stay away from gangs and were more optimistic about their future.

Former soccer coach André Villas-Boas has acknowledged the ‘big challenge’ that awaits him on his FIA World Rally Championship debut at next week’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal (20 – 23 May).

The 43-year-old has coached top-level football players at teams including Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Marseille, but will rub shoulders with the world’s best rally drivers when he drives a Sports and You-prepared Citroën C3 Rally2 in the WRC3 category. 

O treinador de futebol André Villas-Boas reconheceu que a “adrenalina” do rali é superior à do todo-o-terreno, após ter-se estreado nessa variante do automobilismo no Rali de Vieira do Minho.

Laureus Ambassador and leading football coach André Villas-Boas has become patron of the APPACDM project in his home city of Porto to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
André, who is now manager of Zenit St Petersburg and has also coached English clubs Chelsea and Tottenham, achieved great success with FC Porto, winning the Europa League and the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

Laureus Ambassador André Villas-Boas visits APPACDM project in Porto

André Villas-Boas reconheceu este domingo que a “adrenalina” do rali é superior à do todo-o-terreno, após ter-se estreado nessa variante do automobilismo neste fim de semana, no Rali de Vieira do Minho.

“A adrenalina é maior. É gratificante no fim, mas é muito exigente durante a prova. O todo-o-terreno permite mais erros, porque o importante aí é ser consistente. Aqui, o importante é ser rápido”.

André Villas-Boas e a Race for Good estão de volta aos ralis a favor das causas da APPACDM do Porto.

O treinador de futebol André Villas-Boas e o seu movimento Race for Good vão juntar forças com a Sports&You, para utilizar o desporto motorizado como plataforma de comunicação e promoção de ações de cariz social e humanitário.

Some of Malaysia’s most talented young footballers were given the thrill of a lifetime when they met Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Ambassadors Mick Doohan and André Villas-Boas and took part in a lively discussion on the subject of ‘Overcoming challenges through sport’.

André Villas Boas apadrinha APPACDM DO PORTO

Andre Villas-Boas, treinador de futebol com carreira feita no F. C. Porto, Chelsea e Tottenham, está de volta aos ralis a favor da APPACDM (Associação Portuguesa de Pais e Amigos do Cidadão Deficiente Mental) do Porto. O técnico e o movimento “Race for Good” vão juntar forças com a Sports&You, empresa de serviços para o desporto automóvel, para utilizar o desporto motorizado como plataforma de comunicação e promoção de ações de cariz social e humanitário.

André Villas-Boas, treinador do Olympique de Marseille, vai fazer uma parceria com o vencedor do WRC2 Monte-Carlo de 2020 e membro do #C3Rally2Family Eric Camilli, para a edição de 2021 do Rally Monte-Carlo com o objectivo de aumentar a consciencialização a favor de causas humanitárias.

Laureus Ambassador André Villas-Boas will take on the world famous Dakar Challenge as part of the Toyota Overdrive Race For Good Team and will do so with prestigious partners, as the Toyota Hilux driven by André Villas-Boas will show the logos and colors of his favorite humanitarian causes, including Laureus Sport for Good. Andre will drive in the car category of the event, which begins in Peru on January 6.

Andre Villas-Boas represented Ace Africa at BGC Charity Day on September 11th.  The day commemorates the 658 employees who lost their lives on September 11, 2011 in the World Trade Centre attacks by distributing 100% of global revenues from the Day.
Laureus World Sports Academy Chairman Edwin Moses added: “I would very much like to welcome André Villas-Boas to the Laureus Family and to thank him for the commitment he is making today to become an Ambassador and to be with us at the launch of this important report. The Laureus Ambassadors play a vital role in promoting the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation which has helped so many disadvantaged young people over the years. It is wonderful to see great young coaches like André, who believe in the importance of giving back to society, joining us and helping us to achieve our goals.”

Laureus Ambassador André Villas-Boas visits APPACDM project in Porto

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