Soccer Icon Enzo Francescoli ‘El Principe’ is Coming!

Soccer Icon Enzo Francescoli ‘El Principe’ is Coming!



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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 16, 2004–One of the world’s best soccer players, Enzo Francescoli, better-known as “El Principe,” will be recognized at the Friday Luncheon at the National Association of Hispanic Publications Inc. Annual Convention, which will take place in Los Angeles from March 17 to March 20, 2004.

Enzo has been recently nominated by Pele, Brazil’s futbol legend, in the FIFA’s list of the top-125 living players. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, El Principe has played in some of the best soccer teams in Europe and Latin America, which includes the Italian teams of Cagliari and Torino and the River Plate of Argentina. With a total goal average of 510, El Principe has been recognized for his outstanding performance in 1985 as the best South American.

In 2003, Francescoli and a group of other soccer experts of South America, created the first US-based, bilingual soccer-only channel called GolTV. The network is broadcasted through satellite television, and recently launched via digital cable in Florida, Texas, California and New York. In less than a year GolTV reaches approximately 4.7 million people. In 2004, the company estimates that number will jump to eight million.

“Francescoli has been one of the great soccer icons and has brought his expertise to broadcast television. We are very pleased to have El Principe as our special guest at the NAHP Inc. Annual Convention,” said Thomas Oliver, Interim Executive Director of NAHP Inc.

The Luncheon will take place on Friday, March 19th at noon. Mr. Francescoli will be available for Q&A interviews and photos at 1:45 after the Luncheon at the Mediterranean Press Room. For more information about Mr. Francescoli, please contact Angela D’Acosta at 305-491-4047. NAHP Inc. Annual Convention brings together the best-known names in the Hispanic print. Over 200 NAHP members will attend the event.

For more information call 202-662-7257 or e-mail cnascimento@nahp.org

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc

The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc., (NAHP, Inc) is the largest organization representing Hispanic publications at the national level. NAHP Inc. counts more than 200 member publications with a combined circulation of more than 12 million. Its member publications reach more than 50 percent of Hispanic households in 55 U.S. markets, every week. NAHP, Inc. provides Hispanic publications with the most effective medium to reach its readership. NAHP Inc. works hard at keeping the Hispanic community informed and educated about social issues, updating its readers about member publications, providing technical assistance and improving the quality of Hispanic publications at the national level. Please, visit our website for more information: http://www.nahponline.org or call 202-662-7250.

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications Foundation

The National Hispanic Press Foundation is the 501-c-3 educational sister organization of NAHP, Inc. and its Hispanic publishers. Its mission is to build communities through excellence in publishing. The Foundation’s programs include an annual publication of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive Hispanic scholarship directory, a national circulation audit campaign to enhance the viability of Hispanic publications, media research, scholarships, voter registration and educational programs, among others. For more information see http://www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org or call 202-662-7250.

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CONTACT:

Cristiane Nascimento, 202-662-7250

Soccer Icon Enzo Francescoli ‘El Principe’ is Coming!