In the 1990s, the “super driver” spent most of his time on the “BR 101” road, driving his van from Joao Pessoa to Recife back and forth for a distance of 119 km to feed his family of 4 children, the youngest of whom was Ottavio, who moved to Al-Nasr Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. for 3 seasons.
The father of the new Al-Nasr player was a driver of a minibus in which he transported items and customers in exchange for money, and he supported his family with what he earned. Otherwise, he used to drive his bus 4 hours a day to transport his son to training and bring him home, which made the father sometimes miss his work, just a sacrifice for the future. his little child.
Ottavio was born in Joao Pessoa of the Brazilian state of Paraiba, but the family later decided that the time for the big step had come to enroll Ottavio in the Santa Cruz Club Academy of Recife, very far from the family’s residence, in a message from the “super driver” that he would not allow anything to impede an investigation. The child is his dream.
Otavinho – that is, little Ottavio – did not let his parents down. After one of the wonderful matches in the Santa Cruz shirt, Internacional, one of the brightest clubs in Brazil, decided to contract with Otavinho, who was 15 years old. To distinguish him from his peers, Clement, the first team coach, decided to keep him away from the Sunni teams’ confrontations later and ascend him to the first team. .
Because of Otavinho’s move to Brazilian Internacional, his parents and their four children decided to live in an area closer to the young player.
At that time, the “super driver” decided to stop driving Ottavinho to training. Ottavio Montero wanted his son to learn independence, as he began to take simple steps that would bring him closer to his dream. Indeed, Otavinho decided to live in a building not far from the training ground, only a few meters away.
Ottavio moved to the Porto reserve team 11 years ago, during the long period of a single loan to Vitória Guimaraes. In the first, he met Luis Castro, who will be his coach in Riyadh, and in the second team, he was developed by Roy Vitória, the current coach of Egypt, and the man who spent nearly two years training Al-Nasr.
Ottavio represented his country, Brazil, for the age groups in 4 matches, but he saw an opportunity available to him to play in the midfield for the Portuguese national team more than in the Brazilian team, so he decided in March of 2020 to apply for Portuguese citizenship after he became authorized to obtain it, as Portugal requires a stay of 5 years In the country, in addition to residing legally in the country for more than 5 years, to obtain his first summons in September 2021.
In his first match against Qatar, Ottavio opened his international tally, and in his third meeting, he made a more important imprint, as the “Sailors” were facing the danger of not qualifying for the World Cup, but the son of Joao Pessoa made two successive imprints against Turkey, by scoring and assisting him for another goal, winning 3-1, and then the European team needed a defeat. North Macedonia in the last play-off match after being eliminated by Italy, and then the confrontation ended with Bruno Fernandes’ goals.