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!).
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As far I'm concerned they could've hit up the Pope itself with a nice sponsorship deal I probably would not care more for this company anyway. Even that I'd definitely be interested in Pope Francis's poker skills 100x times rather than Denilson's...
Joined: May '08
Age: 35 (M)
well there you go- denilson will be playing cards instead of showing off his amazing "step over the ball gazillion times and forget what to do next" skill. what a coup for 888poker, surely now they can rename their poker site to 069 poker to attract more "leisure orientated" customers.
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 55 (M)
So..... What a coup for 888..... Signing a realistically forgotten about retired Brazilian footballer as an ambassador. I couldn't think who he was so googled him and discovered someone else, another Brazillian footballer named denilson. I then regoogled him and found him. Good luck to him in his new role.
Posted by damosk: I couldn't think who he was so googled him and discovered someone else, another Brazillian footballer named denilson. I then regoogled him and found him. Good luck to him in his new role.
Yeah, well imagine the guy in the 888's marketing department who came up with the idea... They either making a market push in South America for this to be worth it, or somebody is coming from Brasil in this company - otherwise this not making much sense. Legend? Khm. That's Pele. Maradona. Puskas. Cruyff. Etc... Even Fat Ronaldo. Not Denilson.