UEFA Europa League legend André Villas-Boas presents the Gone Europa Awards | European League

Official: Andre Villas Boas is back on the bench. Well, well, he just agreed to take on the Gone Europa fan club, in the UEFA Europa League 2022 Final on Wednesday, May 18th.

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At 33 years and 213 days old, Villas Boa became the youngest coach to win the UEFA major club competition when he led Porto to glory in the 2010/11 season. In this final in Dublin, he had at his disposal Radamel Falcao, Hulk and Joao Moutinho. In this year’s final in Seville, he will lead a lucky winner and ten acquaintances in the world of football.

Andre Villas Boas and his players celebrated the title in 2011

The Portuguese tactical will spend an unforgettable day in Seville with the winner of the Gone Europa competition. Villas Boas will give the talk, give his halftime analysis from the stands, then join the winners in a post-match celebration.

In addition to receiving 11 match tickets and the unique opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade live alongside Villas-Boas, the competition winner and acquaintances of their choice will receive a fantastic two-night stay in Seville. In the luxury home of Gone Europa, with prizes and exclusive experiences presented by official UEFA Europa League partners Heineken, Just Eat, Bwin and Enterprise during the final match.

2011 Final: Porto 1-0 Braga

2011 Final: Porto 1-0 Braga

Launched at the start of the 2021/22 season, Gone Europa (in Europa mode) is a promotion designed to showcase the suspense and excitement that has become the hallmark of this competition. Fans can enter the Gone Europa competition simply by guessing which player in the UEFA Europa League this season is hidden behind emojis.

Villas Boa said: “Winning the UEFA Europa League in 2011 was one of the most memorable experiences of my coaching career. Winning a major European Cup is a huge honour and tonight in Dublin will always have a special place in my heart.

This competition is always lively, and as we head into the final rounds, every team has a realistic chance of lifting the trophy in May. I can’t wait to return as John Europa’s coach to Seville for what will be another great Europa League final. »

To help raise awareness of the many causes close to his heart, Villas Boa will donate his drawings to his charity, Race for Good.

Founded in 2018, Race For Good supports several non-profit organizations including APPACDM do Porto, which helps children and adults with developmental delays and intellectual disabilities; Ace Africa, an award-winning organization in Kenya and Tanzania that works with children and vulnerable families to reduce poverty, food insecurity, sexual violence and lack of access to education; and Laureus Sport For Good, which supports more than 200 programs in more than 40 countries that use the power of sport to transform lives.

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