The Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD) acquitted Fernando Madureira, the leader of the Super Dragões, of the 315-day suspension sentence decided by the Disciplinary Board (CD) of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) on June 17, 2022, considering that this leader of the FC Porto cheerleaders ceased to be a sports agent from the moment he officially resigned from the governing bodies of Canelas 2010.
Fernando Madureira, last January 7, had already been sentenced to 135 days of suspension, but a few days later, on January 11, he submitted his letter of resignation to Canelas 2010, which was accepted by the club on the 15th. , even after this decision, Madureira continued to follow the matches of the Vila Nova de Gaia team which takes part in La Liga 3 on several occasions and represents it on several occasions.
The plus: during the 2021/2022 season, he was registered “with the FPF, as a manager, with sports license n ° 8900317 and the function of Secretary of the Supervisory Board of Canelas 2010”. The registration dated back to August 13, 2021, it was not canceled or terminated and therefore remained active and valid until July 30 last year.
According to the TAD, “it was also proven that the Claimant [Fernando Madureira] has ceased to hold a significant position in the governing bodies of CF Canelas 1910 since January 15, 2022”. And so, from this date, he lost the quality of “Sporting Agent, with regard to article 4 of the Disciplinary Regulations”, concludes the judgment. Before this episode, Madureira had already received a 135-day suspension, on January 7, 2022, for violating another suspension sanction. The sanction of 315 days of suspension applied on June 17 was based, precisely, on the non-respect of this sanction.
Since the start of the 2021/2022 season, suspended sports agents cannot be present at sports venues from 2 hours before the start of the (official) match until 30 minutes after its end. The FPF referee voted defeat, a decision which paves the way for the Federation to appeal to the Central Administrative Court of the South.