In 2014, when he was just 19 years old, Otávio joined FC Porto, playing in the B team before being loaned to Vitória de Guimarães for the second turn of season 2014/15 and the full season of 2015/16, when he met Sérgio Conceição for the first time, later joining him again at the Dragons, becoming national champion in 2017/18, his first title in Portugal.
“It was an incredible season. We worked hard for this. It took a lot of work and effort. This group became a true family and if I had to define this victory in a word, that’s the one I’m using: family and group spirit”, Otávio stated, talking exclusively to fcporto.pt, and already aiming at the next season. “This is a very important title in my career. I’ll remember it forever. This is my first title in Portugal and I hope to win many more. Next year, I’m hoping to do even better, individually and in the team. We want more titles”.
The Brazilian midfielder, who can also play from the wings, dedicates the championship “to the group, to the family, and to the fans”, seeing as “very important” that FC Porto returns to titles. “Seeing this trophy here is important for me and for the club. We knew the pressure we were under, after these four years without winning. FC Porto is not used to it, so this return to victories was really important. We are happy to be a part of the history of the club”, the number 25 stated.
Until the end of May, fcporto.pt will be publishing statements from the players and coaches that helped FC Porto win the trophy of National Champions in 2017/18.