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Mário Sérgio given Sporting chance

Published: Wednesday 25 June 2003, 16.15CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal have signed defender Mário Sérgio from FC Paços de Ferreira.
 
Published: Wednesday 25 June 2003, 16.15CET

Mário Sérgio given Sporting chance

Sporting Clube de Portugal have signed defender Mário Sérgio from FC Paços de Ferreira.

Sporting Clube de Portugal have captured defender Mário Sérgio from FC Paços de Ferreira.

Long-term deal
The 23-year-old is the first signing of new Sporting coach Fernando Santos, and he has agreed a four-year contract with the option of a further 12 months. "I am very happy," said the right-back, who has played seven times for Portugal's Under-21 team.

Looking forward
Mário Sérgio could replace Brazilian César Prates in the Sporting lineup after the latter player was linked with a move away from the José Alvalade. "It was easy to reach an agreement," Mário Sérgio said. "I am an ambitious player. I have fought for this opportunity and now want to show my worth."

 
Last updated: 25/06/03 13.15CET

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