THE BALL – At 42, Helton is back on target (UD Leiria)


Came back! At the age of 42, Helton interrupted his retirement (since 2017) and once again defended a goal, in official matches, four years and five months later – the last game had been the final of the Portuguese Cup lost on penalties to SC Braga, at 22 May 2016.

This Saturday, the Brazilian started for UD Leiria in the Portuguese Championship game, against Oleiros (1-1).

A surprise, since his return to the club where he started in Portugal (between 2002 and 2005, following 12 seasons with FC Porto) had been announced, but the role was unknown.


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