THE RISING STAR RUBEN DIAS IS PLAYING AT SPORT LISBOA E BENFICA AND MOST RECENTLY ON THE NATIONAL TEAM AND HE IS HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE. HE IS A COOL KID, FIGHTING FOR HIS DREAMS AND ONE DAY (WHO KNOWS?) TO BE ONE OF THE BEST FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE WORLD.
photographed by SYLVIE CASTIONI
fashion NELLY GONÇALVES
words RUBEN DIAS
“I can say that I had a happy childhood. My parents always gave me the best moments of joy and happiness even when, sometimes, we didn’t need that much. The best thing was to have all the family united. I always had the chance to play different sports together with my older brother. Besides football, we play swimming and karate. Was very important to experiment so different sports, from different areas. That helped me to have a better vision of what sports are really about. I never had a clear vision of what I wanted to do in the future. Always loved football but just later I had the chance to see that I could do a career of that, a future. After that, everything could be possible.
“My thoughts were always to go ahead and do what I loved: Play football. The life I am living is the life I was dreaming of.”
I am a person that lives on day after another. My main goal is to be better tomorrow that I am today and be faithful on that. Doing football more and more and help the people that I love. I can’t ask for more.”