Photo: Raul Guevara from Mexico Pachuca and Jose Ramirez
Heart in Peru and with the Dana Cup
One of Denmark's football legends Brian Laudrup the Mexican National Team player Marco Fabián the 35 year old Italian star Andrea Pirlo Brazilian Zé Roberto who has played for many of the top German clubs, Mexican Javier Hernández Balcázar from Real Madrid, Manchester United and more and Brazilian Júlio Cesár Baptista from Real Madrid, Arsenal, Roma and many other top European teams - all have played at the Dana Cup in Hjørring. Today their names are well known within the football world and each year their a new, talented players at the tournament. Many of these players will be future stars.
Dana Cup alone is making young players well known throughout the World. Allesandro "Zapito" Moreno from Peru graces the cover of the Dana Cup promotion video and it is seen all around the World.
One of Dana Cup's ambassadors, Peruvian Jose Ramirez is making great efforts in his homeland to ensure the children from the South American country get the opportunity to experience the Dana Cup.
When the Dana Cup and our Mexican Agent, Patricia Espinosa visited Peru in 2013, Jose was also with us. Now he is back in Peru, the 55 year old who moved to Gothenburg in 1971, never forgets where he comes from and when meeting him in Lima you realize that he feels right at home.
At the same time his love for football and our tournament in Hjørring is very clear. Jose is in close contact with Dana Cup's very good Peruvian friend, Dante Mandriotti – also known as "Kiko" - the man behind Cantolao a football school and club that has sent hundreds of young football players to the Dana Cup.
The Peruvian boys in their traditional yellow and black playing strip, have throughout the years thrilled opponents and spectators who have played and followed them at the Dana Cup.
Jose is making a huge difference, when he excitely tells the Peruvian children about the Dana Cup.
During his stay in Peru, Jose met Allesandro "Zapito" Moreno, who features on the Dana Cup video and who still talks about his exciting days at the Dana Cup. He is very proud to have become a little famous from his appearance on the Dana Cup video!
Photo: Allesandro "Zapito" Moreno and Real Maracaná G12 girls.