Macaco’s passion for the Super Dragões // A paixão pelos Super Dragões

img_1032We first heard of Fernando Madureira, the leader of Super Dragões, by a colleague when we told her we were thinking of writing an article about FC Porto’s supporters. She assured us that he would probably accept to meet us for an interview.  A bit skeptical, we sent him the nicest message we could on Facebook and he did accept right away.

Thus, we interviewed him last week, in the Super Dragões’s room, which is located 2 minutes away from the stadium. In the end he invited us to come and watch FC Porto playing against Brugge, in the Champions League match that took place on wednesday, two days ago. Obviously we, Merve: a Fenerbahçe supporter, looking forward to enter a stadium again, and Anouck excited about going to watch a football game for the very first time, gladly accepted the offer!

Uma colega falou-nos sobre o Fernando Madureira, o líder dos Super Dragões, pela primeira vez há cerca de um mês, quando lhe dissemos que queríamos escrever um artigo sobre os adeptos do FC Porto. Ela assegurou-nos que o Fernando provavelmente aceitaria a nossa proposta de entrevista. Um pouco cépticas, mandámos-lhe uma simpática mensagem através do Facebook e ele, com efeito, aceitou de imediato.

Entrevistámo-lo na semana passada, na sede dos Super Dragões, que fica a 2 minutos do estádio. No fim da entrevista, ele convidou-nos para assistir ao jogo entre o FC Porto e o Clube de Brugges, que aconteceu na quarta-feira, há dois dias. Obviamente nos aceitámos: a Merve, uma adepta do Fenerbahçe (Istanbul) estava impaciente de voltar ao estádio; a Anouck excitada pela ideia de ir ver um jogo pela primeira vez.

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Who are the Super Dragões?

The Super Dragões  are the main FC Porto’s supporters group. It was created in november 1986 and gathers around 5 000 members. It traditionnally has one leader in charge of motivating the troups during the games, representing the group with media and the direction, organizing the trips abroad to support the team etc. His actual leader, Fernando Madureira, is commonly called “O Macaco“. 

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Os Super Dragões são a principal claque de apoio ao Futebol Clube do Porto, criada em Novembro de 1986. Com cerca de 5 000 membros, tem sempre tido um líder que motiva os adeptos durante os jogos, representando a claque  à direcção do clube e à comunicação social, organizando as viagens e a venda dos bilhetes etc. O seu líder actual é Fernando Madureira, apelidado de “O Macaco“.

This article is thus the product of Fernando Madureira’s answers, our impressions during the game and of the small research we conducted. It’s about the club of FC Porto and the Super Dragões, but we also wanted to talk a bit about the city of Porto itself with “o Macaco Líder”.  To begin and get you into it, here is a video of some of our extracts of last wednesday’s game: feel the Super Dragões !

Este artigo é, assim, o produto da entrevista com o Fernando Madureira, das nossas impressões durante o jogo e das pesquisas que fizemos. É sobre o clube FC Porto e os Super Dragões, claro, mas queríamos também conversar um pouco sobre a cidade do Porto com “o Macaco Lider”. Para começar e sentir o ambiente com os Super Dragões aqui é um filme corte que nós fizemos!

FC Porto, a great club going through a difficult period // O FC Porto um clube grande, que está a atravessar um período difícil

FC Porto is one of the 3 main teams in Portugal, with the Sporting CP and Benfica, which are both located in Lisbon. It was created in 1893 but its international affirmation started after Benfica’s one, in the late 1970’s. FC Porto won the Champions League for the first time in 1987 and went through some “golden years” between 2001 and 2004, with Mourinho as a coach, who led his team to the victory in the UEFA Cup (2003) and in the Champions League (2004). FC Porto club is closely associated to its President, Pinto da Costa, who has been running it since 1982. 

The rivalry with Benfica is historical and very strong, it has obviously some links with the one between the North (historically more industrial, less rich and less educated) and the South (more intellectual and touristic), and specifically the one between Lisbon, the biggest and most famous city of the country, and Porto, the capital of the North, smaller and that always a stronger commercial tradition. According to an old portuguese proverb Braga is praying, Porto is working, Coimbra is studying and Lisbon is having fun.

However, the hatred between ultras of FC Porto and those of Benfica goes deeper this rivalry North-South, it is much stronger than the one with the Sporting, which is also in Lisbon. When asked about the reasons of this difference, neither Fernando Madureira or the other supporters that we met could really explain it in a way that could be satisfying for anyone that has not been raised to hate deeply Benfica : “ Football is about passion, I can’t explain.

FC Porto, Sporting and Benfica have been famous for doing really good in European competitions despite small budgets, compared to most of the other countries. In order to cope with their limited budgets, portuguese clubs have developed very good formation centers (especially for Sporting) as well as a strong and clever recruitment policy. Thus FC Porto has long been known for discovering very good young and non-famous players, making them great and selling them to other clubs at a very high-price. For instance, Hulk was bought for 19 millions  € and sold for 60. 

However, FC Porto has not won any national or international title for 3 years now, creating disappointment and frustration among its supporters.

After its last victory against Brugges (1-0), thanks to the young portuguese player André Silva, FC Porto is second in its Champions League’s group, behind Leicester. 

 

Porto Pulses: What are your favorite clubs in the world, besides FC Porto?

  • Lazio in Italy
  • Club Atlético Boca Juniors. NB: one of the most popular football clubs in Argentina. 
  • Vasco de Gama. NB:  a famous club from Rio de Janeiro , founded by Portuguese immigrants. It is one of the most popular clubs in Brazil.

I’ve never been a fan of big famous clubs, like Real Madrid or Barcelona. The supporters of these teams are not the way I like, they lack passion and love. They are all about the money, money bought these clubs but football should be for the real fans.Now, since 6 or 7 years, these big clubs have been bought by Russians, Qataris etc, and the tickets are very expensive. If you support Real Madrid and make poor money you just can’t go.

Here, we don’t do that, it is people of Porto who own the club and take care of it. We have a museum and we are glad that tourists and foreigners can visit it, as well as the stadium, but games are for the real fans.

PP: But is this evolution affecting FC Porto?

Yes of course, they can take the best players from the club and from all the clubs actually. But it’s not fun; if everybody had the same amount of money the competition would be more interesting. Now, the semi-finals of the Champions’ League are all the same: Bayern, Real Madrid, Barcelona…

PP: So what is the strategy of FC Porto?

We have good formation centers, they make a good job.

PP: What have been the best players of FC Porto since you started to support the club?

  • Hulk. NB : a Brazilian footballer who acquired this nickname due to his likeness to the Incredible Hulk on the TV show in the 1970’s.  
  • Quaresma. NB: a Portuguese footballer who now plays for the Turkish cluc Besiktas.  
  • Deco. NB: he was raised in Brazil and became Portuguese in 2002. He is one of the few players to have won the Champions League with two clubs. Here is his goal that helped FC Porto beat Monaco 3-0, and becoming European Champions in 2004:
  • Madjer. NB: an Algerian footballer in the 1980’s, “being widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all times.” Here is his goal that helped FC Porto beat Bayern Munich 2-1, and becoming European Champions in 1987.

PP: What are your best memories of FC Porto?

Well the first one is our 1st victory in the Champions’ League in 1987. That moment is in my mind forever. I was 12 years-old and I was watching the game at home. When we won I jumped and jumped again, I went to the Avenida dos Aliados where everybody goes to celebrate, there were thousands of people, it was crazy.

Then they are the years 2003/2004, in 2003 we won the UEFA Cup and in 2004 the Champions’ League again. This time I was not at home but in the stadium as the leader of the claque.

PP: So what were you doing?

I cried, I jumped, I jumped, I yelled…

PP: What have been the worst moments for you as the leader of Super Dragões?

Well, these past 3 years, we have not won anything, it is hard. Normally we always win something. So yes we are a bit angry with everybody: the players, the coach etc. We tell them, we talk to the players, the President, the coach. But we keep supporting the team at every game.

PP: Do you have no friend who support Benfica?

Huuum, no. I don’t like that.

PP: But why Benfica and not Sporting?

Yes, with Sporting it’s OK, we can understand each other. But Benfica no, they are our biggest rival. It’s like this. When I was born I’ve been told this and I’m passing it to others now.

It’s not about Lisbon; there are supporters of FC Porto in Lisbon and supporters of Benfica in Porto.

PP: But there is a rivalry between the North and the South, for you what are the characteristics of people from the North of Portugal?

In the North there is more hospitality; people are more communicative, more friendly.

PP: How would you describe the identity of FC Porto?

Never give up. Yes people from FC Porto and from Porto in general are like that, guerreiros.


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Porto Pulses: Quais são os seus clubes favoritos no mundo, além do FC Porto?

  • Lázio, na Italia
  • Club Atlético Boca Juniors. NB: um dos mais populares clubes na Argentina.
  • Vasco de GamaNB: um clube famoso do Rio de Janeiro.  

Eu nunca fui um grande fã dos grandes e famosos clubes, como o Real Madrid. Os adeptos destes clubes não são como eu gosto. Eles têm falta de paixão e de amor. Estes clubes são comprados pelo dinheiro mas o futebol deveria ser para os verdadeiros adeptos.

Hoje em dia, desde há 6 ou 7 anos, eles têm sido comprados por Russos, Qataris etc, e os bilhetes tornaram-se muito caros. Um adepto do Real Madrid que ganha pouco dinheiro não pode ir ver um jogo, por exemplo.

Aqui, não queremos isso, pessoas do Porto possuem o clube. Temos um museu e estamos felizes que os turistas visitem o estádio, mas os jogos ficam para os adeptos.

PP: Mas esta evolução afecta o FC Porto?

Sim, com certeza, eles podem comprar os melhores jogadores do FC Porto e de todos os clubes. Mas não é divertido, se todos os clubes tivessem a mesma quantidade de dinheiro, a competição seria mais interessante.  As semifinais da Champions League são sempre iguais: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern etc.

PP: Então qual é a estratégia do FC Porto?

Temos centros de formação bons que estão a fazer um bom trabalho.

PP: Na sua opinião, quais têm sido os melhores jogadores do FC Porto desde que apoia o clube?

  • Hulk. NB: um jogador brasileiro, cuja alcunha é devido por sua semelhança com o Incredible Hulk.
  • Quaresma. NB: um jogador português que esta agora a jogar num clube de Istanbul, Beşiktaş.
  • Deco. NB: ele cresceu no Brasil e tornou-se português em 2002. É um dos poucos jogadores que ganhou a Champions League por dois clubes. 
  • Madjer. NB: um jogador argelino durante os anos 80.

PP: Quais são as melhores lembranças que tem do FC Porto?

A primeira é nossa primeira vitória na Champions League em 1987. Este momento permanecerá na minha cabeça para sempre. Tinha 12 anos e estava a ver o jogo em casa. Quando ganhámos eu saltei e saltei, depois fui para a  Avenida dos Aliados, onde toda a gente se juntou para celebrar. Foi louco!

Depois, há a época 2003/2004: em 2003 ganhámos a taça UEFA e em 2004 a Champions League outra vez! Mas nestes momentos, já não estava em casa, estava no estádio como o líder da claque!

PP: O que fez?

Chorei, gritei, saltei, saltei…

PP: Quais são os seus piores momentos como o líder dos Super Dragões?  

Estes 3 últimos anos não foram fáceis, não temos ganho nada. Habitualmente, sempre ganhamos. Por isso, estamos um pouco zangados com todos: os jogadores, o Presidente etc. Mas continuamos apoiar o clube, sempre!

PP: Tem alguns amigos que apoiam o Benfica?

Humm, não, eu não gosto disso.

PP: Mas porque o Benfica mais do que o Sporting?

Sim, com o Sporting é OK, podemos compreender-nos um ao outro. Mas com o Benfica não, eles são os nossos maiores rivais. É isso. Quando eu nasci, disseram-me para odiar o Benfica e agora eu estou a transmitir isso.

Não é sobre Lisboa, há adeptos do FC Porto em Lisboa e há adeptos do Benfica no Porto.

PP: Mas há uma rivalidade entre o Norte e o Sul… na sua opinião quais são as características das pessoas do Norte de Portugal?

No Norte, há mais hospitalidade, as pessoas são mais comunicativas, mais simpáticas.

PP: Como descreveria a identidade do FC Porto?

Nunca desistir. Pessoas do FC Porto e do Porto em geral são assim, guerreiros.

Fernando Madureira, the well-know Super Dragoes’ leader // O Fernando Madureira, o famoso líder dos Super Dragões

o-macacpBefore the interview we told pretty much everyone we knew that we were going to meet “O Macaco”. We found out that almost everyone one in Porto knows who he is, but he’s far from being consensual. Indeed there are several polemics about him: recently he has been accused of threatening a referee who gave a controversial penalty to Benfica by going to his father’s restaurant with his crew.  Several articles also mention the pressures that he and the team he’s playing in, the Canelas, would be putting on the other teams. 

However, several people also told us that of a large majority FC Porto supporters believe that he’s going a good job as their leader and appreciate the fact that he’s rather easy to access and to talk to.

As far as we were concerned, he was very sympathetic. He replied very quickly to our request, answered all of our questions even if not all of them were about his job, and, last but not least, invited us to watch a Champions League game with the supporters! Yes, he arrived 45 minutes late but this is Portugal ! Watching him before and after the game we could see that he really enjoys the contact with his “fans” and always say yes to a picture or an autograph.

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As the leader of the supporters Fernando Madureira is the one that has to remain motivated and supportive, no matter what. We could observe this role during the first part of the game against Brugges when the supporters got frustrated after FC Porto’s several missed passes: o Macaco was increasing his cheering and would never leave the supporters without singing more than 1 minute. In order to do so, he is actually most of the time turning his back to the game. We were a bit surprised to discover that his job is less about watching football than shouting in a megaphone.

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The relations between the Super Dragões and FC Porto’s direction and President have been through ups and downs: several years ago the “claque” was used by the direction for its security, creating a polemic in Portuguese newspapers in 2004 when some of its members served as the escort of Pinto da Costa in the Tribunal of Gondomar. But these close relations cooled down in 2006, notably after the attack of the car of a Dutch referee by members of the claque. Obviously we don’t know everything but things seem to be okay today, and the Super Dragões and its leader claimed their support to the club and its President last year, despite the fact that FC Porto have not won anything for 3 years now.

PP: How many people are members of the Super Dragões?

We are around 5000 members. 

PP: Are there women?

Yes a lot, every year there are more and more women who join the group. It’s an evolution that is taking place in the whole world I think. When we are supporting, they are no women and men, everybody is the same, and we are all Super Dragões.

PP: How did you become the leader of the claque?

I had been part of them for a few years already. I wasn’t officially chosen, there was no vote, and it was a natural process. Members of Super Dragões just recognize someone to be their leader.

PP: Is it a difficult job?                                         

Yes, it is difficult. People often think my job is only about supporting the team during the games but they are much more things to do. Every day I am working, I have to take care of the tickets’ sales, the trips for the games outside of Porto etc. Besides, being 100% involved during 90 minutes is tiring, it is necessary to be good physically and mentally and to have a real passion for the club.

PP: Until when do you think you can keep being the leader of Super Dragões?

Until I have the strength to keep up with it! I still love it very much. Of course nothing is eternal, everything and everyone has an end, but mine has not come yet.

PP: You have also been the leader of the supporters of the national team last summer for the European Cup, how was it, more or less strong than for FC Porto?

Well it’s less strong for me, but, as the competition was moving forward I became more and more invaded by the spirit, the passion. It was very good, I was extremely happy when we won. And I felt particularly good for all the Portuguese immigrants, in France, but also in Norway, Sweden, Belgium and so on, who could feel very pride of their country for once. Often, they don’t have a good life and it’s good that they could feel proud about Portugal. It’s funny because when we were celebrating in the Champs-Elysées there were a lot of immigrants from other countries, Algeria, Tunisia etc, who were celebrating with us, they were supporting Portugal for the same reason, pride.

PP: You also play in a football team, the Canelas (nb: AF Porto Division Elite), when did you start?

I started playing football 34 years ago when I was 7, I’ve always played football and I love it, it’s my passion. With the Canelas there was an opportunity a few years ago and I seized it. Besides loving supporting, I really love to play so it’s great! However, when I have to make a choice, my commitment as the leader of Super Dragões always come first.

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PP: Where did you grow up?

I was born and grew up in Porto, in the Ribeira. When I was growing up there, it was a working-class neighborhood. People were living in old and small apartments, when all people with money left for new neighborhoods in the suburbs.

In the Ribeira, the support for FC Porto was extremely strong. Today it’s a very different neighborhood, it’s very touristic, and there are a lot of hotels. People like me, who were born poor, can’t live there anymore, they moved away.

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PP: And what do you think about this evolution towards tourism?

It’s very good! It’s good for the economy and people can make money by opening restaurants or hotels, it creates jobs.

PP: What others sports do you do? And more generally what do you like to do besides football and supporting FC Porto?

I do boxing and fitness. Besides sports? I love swimming, the sun, swimming pool, the beach… Yeah that’s pretty much it: football, swimming, sun.

PP: Do you have children?

Yes, 4 children. 18, 15, 11 and 6 years-old.

PP: Do they all support FC Porto?

Yes of course, they don’t have a choice, we tell them to support FC Porto since they were born, they can’t think of something else.

PP: How would you react if one of your daughters brought a Benfica’s supporter as a boyfriend?

Hahaha no that won’t happen, because they know. They know too well, when they go to school I tell them not to speak with the ones who support Benfica.

PP: There are a lot of polemics about you, what can you say about it?

Yes, well everybody knows me, I am a famous person and Lisbon’s newspapers want to attack FC Porto. So they have two targets, the President, Pinto da Costa and me.

PP: As a leader of the Super Dragoes could you feel the economic and social crisis in Portugal during the years 2011-2014?

Yes, everybody had less money, and a lot of supporters could not go to every game. We had to lower the prices of the tickets. But the motivation remained the same; you know football is like a pill, an ecstasy for people. It helped them forget the crisis, their problems etc.

PP: Did you participate in some demonstrations against the austerity?

No… you know here in Portugal, people don’t do that, manifestations and stuff. Everyone accepted the austerity.

PP: As a leader of the supporters of FC Porto do you feel like football has a role in the social cohesion of the city?

Of course, the club gathers people together, and it helps the ones who have social problems, who don’t have money, to forget about it and enjoy. I told you it’s like a pill.

In the claque all social classes are represented, everybody is equal here, the rich, the poor, it does not matter. It does not matter if you’re black or white, or a man or a woman, everybody is the same. Tudo é Porto.

Social representativity of the supporters’ group in Porto

Source , Publico, 2008.  

We have to undestand a group Ultra as a social field in which there are various experiences: some are having fun, others want to fight, others support the club, others want to sell drugs. It’s a complex reality, an alternative society.” says the anthropologist Daniel Seabra who wrote a thesis about the groups of Ultras of Porto (Super Dragões, Colectivo 95, Panteras Negras e Alma Salgueirista). ” In the ultras’ groups I analyzed, there is a prevalence of people from the working-class and a lot of people with low salaries, like call-centers’ employees, security guards etc. But 27% are university students and there is a residual representation, from 2 to 7 % of people who belong to the upper-class“. 

See more of the work of Daniel Seabra about Ultras of Porto: 

http://repositorio.ul.pt/handle/10451/315

PP: What are your favorite places in Porto?

I like the places around the river, in Ribeira and in Gaia, the view is nice, you can see the bridge.

PP: Where can we eat the best bacalhau (codfish) in Porto?

In Gaia, next to the river there is a very good one called Bacalhoeiro”.


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PP: Quantos membros têm os Super Dragões?

Somos cerca de 5 000 membros.

PP: Há mulheres?

Sim, muitas! Cada ano, há mais e mais mulheres que vão acompanham a claque. É uma evolução que está a acontecer em todo o mundo, acho. Quando estamos a apoiar, não há mulheres e homens, somos todos iguais e somos todos Super Dragões.

PP: Como se tornou no líder da claque?

Eu fazia parte da claque há vários anos. Não fui escolhido oficialmente, não há votação, é um processo natural. Os membros dos Super Dragões só aceitam alguém como o líder deles.

PP: É um trabalho difícil?

Sim, é difícil. Muitas pessoas pensam que meu trabalho é só de apoiar a equipa durante os jogos mas tenho muitas mais coisas para fazer. Estou a trabalhar todos os dias, tenho que tratar da venda dos bilhetes, da organização das viagens etc. Além disso, estar implicado a 100% durante todos os jogos é cansativo. É necessário estar bem física e mentalmente e ter uma paixão verdadeira pelo clube.

PP: Até quando acha que pode ficar como líder dos Super Dragões?

Enquanto tiver a força para continuar! Ainda gosto muito disto. Claro, nada é eterno, todas as coisas têm um fim mas meu não chegou ainda.

PP: Foi também o líder dos adeptos da equipa nacional no Verão passado durante a taça europeia: como foi? Mais ou menos intenso do que ser o líder dos Super Dragões?

Hum, é menos forte para mim, mas à medida que a competição avançava, tornei-me mais e mais implicado, invadido pelo espírito, pela Paixão. Fiquei muito feliz quando ganhámos. Senti-me particularmente feliz por todos os emigrantes portugueses, que vivem em França, na Suíça, na Bélgica etc, que, por uma vez, podem estar orgulhosos do seu país de origem. Muitos não têm uma vida boa e é bom poderem estar orgulhosos de Portugal.

E foi engraçado ver que, em Paris, muitas pessoas da Argélia, Tunísia e outros países estavam a celebrar connosco. Eles apoiaram Portugal pela mesma razão: o orgulho.

PP:Também joga numa equipa de futebol, o Canelas, quando começou?

Eu comecei jogar futebol há 34 anos, quando tinha 7. Sempre adorei o futebol: é a minha paixão. Com o Canelas houve uma oportunidade e eu aproveitei. Além de adorar apoiar, adoro jogar! Mas se precisar de fazer uma escolha, sempre escolherei o meu compromisso como líder dos Super Dragões.

PP: Onde cresceu?

Eu nasci no Porto, na Ribeira. Quando estava a crescer, era um bairro para a classe trabalhadora. Vivíamos em apartamentos antigos e pequenos.

Na Ribeira, o apoio ao FC Porto era fortíssimo. Hoje em dia, é um bairro muito diferente, por causa do turismo. Há muitos hotéis. As pessoas como eu, que nasceram sem dinheiro, já não podem viver lá.

PP: O que acha sobre o crescimento do turismo no Porto?

É muito bom! É bom para a economia e as pessoas podem ganhar dinheiro ao abrirem restaurantes ou hotéis.

PP: Quais são os outros desportos que pratica? E, além do futebol e do desporto, o que gosta fazer?

Eu faço boxe e fitness. Além de desporto? Adoro nadar, o sol, as piscinas, a praia…

PP: Tem filhos?

Sim, tenho 4 : 18, 15, 11 e 6 anos.

PP: Eles todos apoiam o FC Porto?

Sim, com certeza, eles não têm escolha, desde o nascimento deles temos-lhes dito: apoiem o FC Porto.

PP: Como reagiria se uma de suas filhas tivesse um namorado adepto do Benfica?

Haha, não, isso não pode ser, porque elas sabem. Quando elas começaram a ir à escola, eu disse-lhes: não falem com adeptos do Benfica.

PP: Há várias polémicas sobre você, o que acha sobre isso?

Sim, toda a gente conhece-me: sou uma pessoa famosa em Portugal, e os jornais de Lisboa querem atacar o FC Porto. Para fazer isso, eles tem 2 alvos: eu e o Presidente do clube.

PP: Como líder dos Super Dragões, sentiu a crise económica e social entre os anos de  2011-2014?

Sim, as pessoas tinham menos dinheiro e muitos adeptos já não podiam ir a todos os jogos. Tiveram que baixar os preços dos bilhetes. Mas a motivação permaneceu. O futebol é como uma pilula, um ecstasy – ajuda as pessoas a esquecerem-se dos seus problemas.

PP: Participou nas manifestações que aconteceram no Porto contra a austeridade?

Não, aqui em Portugal, as pessoas não fazem isso. Todo a gente aceita a austeridade.

PP: Como líder dos adeptos do FC Porto, tem sentido que o futebol tem um papel importante na coesão social da cidade?

Com certeza, o clube junta as pessoas e ajuda aqueles que não têm dinheiro a esquecerem-se e aproveitar.

Na claque, todas as classes sociais são representadas. Todo a gente é igual: os ricos, os pobres, os brancos, os negros, os homens, as mulheres… Tudo é Porto.

A representatividade social das claques do Porto

Temos de perceber a claque como um campo social em que há várias experiências: uns divertem-se, outros querem andar à pancada, outros querem apoiar o clube, outros querem passar droga. É uma realidade complexa, uma sociedade alternativa”, resume Daniel Seabra, antropólogo que fez uma tese sobre quatro claques do Porto (Super Dragões, Colectivo 95, Panteras Negras e Alma Salgueirista). “Nas claques que analisei, há uma prevalência de indivíduos da classe trabalhadora e muitos assalariados de categoria inferior, como empregados de call center, vigilantes, promotores de hipermercados. Mas 27 por cento são universitários e há uma representação residual, na ordem dos dois a sete por cento, de classes médias-altas”. 

PP: Quais são os seus favoritos lugares no Porto?

Eu gosto de lugares perto do rio, na Ribeira e em Gaia. As vistas são lindas lá.

PP: Onde podemos comer o melhor bacalhau?

Em Gaia, perto do Rio, há um restaurante muito bom, que se chama Bacalhoeiro”.

As always, to conclude with music, here is first the “hino” of FC Porto supporters, and the song “A pronuncia do Norte”, by the band GNR, a song that celebrates the North of Portugal and is sometimes sung by FC Porto’s fans. 

Como sempre, concluímos com uma música: aqui está o hino do FC Porto e a canção dos GNR “ A pronúncia do Norte”. Aproveitem!

 

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