Kinas the mascot
Sure to prove one of the stars of the EURO 2004, Kinas is the
mascot of the finals tournament in Portugal.
a lust for life and an all-encompassing passion for
football, rumour has it that Kinas was born in a small,
remote, Portuguese village with a supernatural gift
which saw him assume the knowledge and craft of all
great footballers, past and present.
His talent for football was apparent at an early age, as
he carried a ball with him everywhere and staggered his
friends by his ability to execute the most sublime
pieces of skill.
Kinas took delight in the achievements of Portuguese
legends Eusébio and Luis Figo, but his greatest
pleasure remains teamwork and the joy of working
together and playing the game for love.
His incredible footballing skills have never gone to his head
and Kinas is without arrogance and combines a hardworking and
diligent approach to football training with a delight in
competition that is infectious.
That passion spills off the pitch too. Kinas loves music,
partying and people, and his friendliness and enthusiasm have
a tendency to spread to all of those around him.
It was for this ability to create unity among people - a facet
which the organisers of EURO 2004 think is a wonderful
representation of the spirit of European football - that Kinas
was chosen as the competition's mascot.
Embodying the enthusiasm, skill, determination and sense of
fun that make football the greatest sport on earth, Kinas sees
his role as making the EURO 2004 finals tournament an event
that no-one will dare to miss.