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Galo colours Magic Kingdom in black and white

Marques represented Atletico at Disney’s parade and entertained the ‘Massa’ fans that went to the theme park.

Atlético | Goal Brasil | Felipe Torres I Orlando

downloadBlack and white were the dominant colors at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando this Friday (15th), where Atletico legend Marques represented the club at the Florida Cup parade and led the fans present to chants of “Galo!” and “Ole Marques”.

One of the ‘Massa’ favourites took his place aside Mickey Mouse and other Florida Cup ambassadors such as Internacional’s Andres D’Alessandro, Corinthians’ Elias, Fluminense’s Ronaldinho and Fort Lauderdale Strikers’ Ronaldo Nazario.

“It’s a kid’s dream to be at Disney”, said the former Atletico player. “Who wouldn’t dream of participating in something like this at Magic Kingdom?”

“It’s a huge event for Florida Cup, a new experience that I value as much as I can.”

Marques also praised the team’s perfomance after the big 3-0 win over Schalke 04 on the tournament’s debut on Wednsday night in Fort Lauderdale. Galo’s display made the ambassador optimistic for the 2016 season.

“We were able to see Galo’s best features against the Germans, which is its squad. With some adjustments that [coach Diego] Aguirre will certainly do, this team will become even more balanced. It will be a promising year”, he told.

Alvinegro fan Gustavo “Bocao” (Big Mouth), a Belo Horizonte native, holds an enthusiastic record from the parade.

“To see Galo in other parts of the world is always an honour”, Gustavo said. “And at Disney it’s even more special, as it’s one of the most famous touristic destinations in the planet. We came here to enjoy and represent the millions of Atletico’s supporters in Brazil, while also showing off the club’s brand.”

Atletico will return to action on Sunday (17th) against Corinthians, in Boca Raton at 2:00 PM (EST), knowing that a win can help them secure the Florida Cup title should Shakhtar Donetsk and Fluminense draw against each other in the same day.”Marques represented Atletico at Disney’s parade and entertained the ‘Massa’ fans that went to the theme park.

Published on January 15 - 2016, at 21:34.