THE THING THAT CAPS PLAYING FOR PORTUGAL
Defensive midfielder Luis Vidigal has had a successsfùl career – with 15 International caps for Portugal – but the star says his top priority is his faith in God.
Now playing in the Portuguese Liga for Estrela Amadora, the star said: “I don’t believe that anyone has everything. I need Jesus because I believe that my life doesn’t finish here in the world. I have very special place beside Jesus and he is waiting for me.
He is equally clear about the change that becoming a Christian has made in his life.
“The change that Jesus made in my life was complete. Before that I believed that I could do overfilling by myself. I trusted in my own capabilities to reach my goals, whether social or professional, but in reality things did not happen as I wanted them to.
“Starting from the moment that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour everything improved. Without a doubt my both life has been transformed”.
Luis is one of five brothers who have all played professional football. One of the highlights of his career was playing for Portugal in Euro 2000, especially in the game where Portugal went 1-0 down to England, but came back to win 3-2 and progress to the semi-final. Another was to play on the Portuguese team that took fourth place in the 1996 Olympics.