There are several and different reactions that have emerged to the news of the death of Alfredo Quintana, goalkeeper of FC Porto and the Portuguese handball team, who succumbed to a cardiorespiratory arrest this Friday.
“Quintana counted on several individual recognitions in the honors and also stood out for its human qualities, with an emphasis on the joy with which it infected all who followed its path. The severe and unexpected loss of the man, even more so than that of the athlete, leaves FC Porto in mourning, which Alfredo Quintana’s friends and family express deep condolences. “
Extract from the FC Porto declaration
Until then, Alfredo Quintana. pic.twitter.com/zWuMKspBFe
– Portugal (@selecaoportugal) February 26, 2021
“Without a word. There is news we shouldn’t have. Alfredo Quintana left us abruptly. I didn’t deserve it. It’s not fair. He stops being in the field, but he will never stop remembering them all who accompanied him.
Miguel Laranjeiro, President of the Portuguese Handball Federation
“I never thought I would talk about Alfredo Quintana for such a reason. I have no words to explain what I’m feeling The only thing that occurs to me is that size, but also vulnerability as a human being, knows no bounds. I find it difficult to imagine that he will no longer be with us in order to continue to leave a mark on this new path. “
Paulo Pereira, Portuguese handball coach
“Sport Lisboa e Benfica extends its deep condolences to the family and friends of Alfredo Quintana, as well as FC Porto and the Portuguese handball association, following the news that has upset the Portuguese sports universe. This is a time to honor an excellent athlete who always gave his all for the jerseys he wore. His example and strong athletic spirit remain. “
“Sport is getting poorer today. Sporting extends its deeply felt condolences to the family, friends and the entire Porto family. Until then, Alfredo Quintana. “
Sporting’s post on social media
It is this news that we never want to receive. The giant Alfredo Quintana left the sport and the world poorer. We give a word of consolation to family, friends and colleagues from FC Porto and the national team. The loss is irreparable. pic.twitter.com/8VPzTmgiIS
– Pedro Proença (@PresidenteLPFP) February 26, 2021
“It is with deep regret that I learn of the death of Alfredo Quintana, a symbol of our national handball team. I send my condolences to his family, FC Porto and the Portuguese Handball Federation (FAP), his friends and admirers for this irreparable loss.”
João Paulo Rebelo, State Secretary for Sport