Vitoria de Guimarães reported that Nino died on Thursday.
In a statement, Guimarães’ logo lamented the disappearance of who to this day was the club’s ambassador and “icon of the city”.
One of the greatest personalities at Vitoria, a club that represented him as a player on three occasions: in 1984/85, from 1988 to 1990 and from 1995 to 1999, the former goalkeeper, currently 59 years old, Adelino Augusto da Graça Barbosa Barros.
He has also stood out in the service of Benfica, a mantra who has also represented him more than once throughout his career. From 1985 to 1987 and from 1990 to 1995. Nino also played with Vitoria de Setúbal and Barirense.
Portugal has also been crowned on nine occasions, from 1989 to 1996.
The press release from Vitoria de Guimaraes in full:
“It is with great sadness and a collective feeling of great sadness that Vitoria Sport Club reports the death of Nino, the historic figure of the club and the city, who left us on Thursday night,” at the age of 59.
The former goalkeeper, the Portuguese international represented Vitoria in three moments of his career, being part of the group that won the Candido de Oliveira Cup in 1988. It was also in Vitoria that he completed a long and beautiful journey as a footballer, keeping in touch with the club in various functions, starting from the pitch to institutional representation.
Charismatic, kind and always available, Nino was not just a Vittoria character, but an icon of the city, known to everyone with a friendly gesture and a real smile.
Nino’s death represents a huge collective loss, but especially to his family and friends, to whom Vitoria expresses his heartfelt condolences.
In this time of mourning, we must remember and honor Adelino Barros. Vitoria will provide more information about the funeral service in due course.”