Albirex Announces Collaboration with Belenenses
Albirex Niigata (S) Football Club (ALBS) is pleased to announce that a 3-year Partnership Agreement has been signed with CLUBE DE FUTEBOL OS BELENENSES (CFB), a professional football club taking part in the Portuguese Football League.
Under the terms of the Agreement, ALBS will send one or two players to CFB for a 2-week trial annually. CFB will in-turn have priority to sign ALBS players if any of these players meet CFB’s requirements. ALBS 2010 S.League player, Tatsuro Inui (Jersey No. 24), will attend a trial from 6 Dec 2010 for 2 weeks under the terms of this Agreement.
Besides exchange of players, there are also plans for exchange of coaches / staff and arrangement of friendly matches between the 2 teams in future.
CFB, founded in 1919, is based in the Belém quarter of Lisbon. CFB was Portuguese League Champions for seasons 1945–46; and 3 times Portuguese Cup Winners — 1941–42, 1959–60, 1988–89. CFB is the only team, together with Boavista, to win the Portugese League outside the Big Three: (Benfica, FC Porto, and Sporting Clube de Portugal).
ALBS Chairman, Daisuke Korenaga says: “We are very proud and honoured to have Belenenses, a Club rich in history and success in Portugese Football, as our partner. The partnership would spur our players in Singapore to perform well so that they can get the chance to go on to the bigger stage in Europe. This partnership would also help us to recruit quality players in Japan to come to play in Singapore, thus improving the standard of play in the professional Singapore S.League.”
For more information, please contact:
Koh Mui Tee
Club Manager , Albirex Niigata (S) Football Club
Tel: 6334 0511
Fax: 6334 0510
Marketing Division , Albirex Niigata (S) Football Club