The former Barcelona star arrived by helicopter. He rode a horse on the field. Madness! –
Chilean footballer Arturo Vidal was welcomed in royal fashion during his presentation upon returning to Colo-Colo club. The ceremony began with the arrival of a helicopter at the Monumental Stadium in Santiago.
The nation’s hero, dressed as King Arthur, greeted the fans. Throughout his career, Vidal played for Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Inter Milan.
The 36-year-old was released by Athletico Paranaense after the 2023 season but quickly found a new club, as Colo-Colo signed him on a free transfer in January. Upon landing in a turquoise-blue helicopter, Vidal emerged in sports attire, greeted by an ecstatic crowd of over 30,000 spectators.
The hero of the nation and the city of Santiago quickly dawned the regalia, including a crown, and on horseback, greeted the fans. “Some people retire for sentimental reasons.
That’s not my case,” said the player. “My decision was different.
I came back here to compete and fight, to fight for years with Colo-Colo to achieve great things,” he added. The player, a football legend in Chile, appeared in 142 matches for his country, scoring 34 goals and winning a total of 18 trophies during his remarkable career in European clubs.
Vidal also won two Copa America titles, three national championships with Colo-Colo, as well as the Brazilian Cup and the Copa Libertadores with Flamengo. On February 11th, the player will compete with Colo-Colo in the Chilean Super Cup.
The local league’s new season begins six days later.