Denilson de Oliveira has has inked an ambassador deal with 888poker. Denilson played football for a living from the age of 17 until he retired in 2010. During his 16 years as a profession footballer he played for clubs such as Sao Paulo and Real Betis. He was also on the Brazil National team from 1996 to 2003 (in 2002, he won the FIFA World Cup for his country!).
Denilson became a sports commentator on Brazilian television once he retired from football. Now, at the age of 38, he begins a new career as an 888poker brand ambassador!
"All my friends started to play poker, and so I got more and more interested in the game. Many of the qualities you need to be a successful footballer can help you improve your poker game. 888poker is one of the biggest and best poker platforms in the world, so I am very proud to become an 888poker ambassador. I hope it will help develop my own pokers skills as well as encourage new players to get involved in this exciting game," said Denilson.
Itai Pazner, Senior Vice President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings added:
"Denilson played football with skill, enthusiasm and energy, bringing happiness to millions. We're delighted to have signed him up as an ambassador, because we want poker players to approach the game in a similar way.
"It is a game of skill, it takes practice and intelligence, but we also want our players to have fun and enjoy themselves along the way."