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When you see him you'll understand why it's hilarious: Brazilian club's mascot makes save of 2017

When you see him you'll understand why it's hilarious: Brazilian club's mascot makes save of 2017

You would be forgiven for not knowing about Brazilian second-tier team Ceara Sporting Club. What may be unforgivable is going through life not seeing their quite incredible mascot.

His name is Vovo and here he is.

Vovo is Portuguese for “grandfather” but this weekend Vovo rolled back the years with a truly sumptuous piece of athleticism – and quite possibly the save of the month.

We could watch that over and over again.

It may not have been a wonder save, he wasn’t protecting a goal and the ball had gone out of play – but we’d like to see David De Gea do that in a giant bobble head.

And it means he’s made more saves than Claudio Bravo has in his past two matches for Manchester City. Pep Guardiola – sign up the old fella?

Vovo hasn’t always made the headlines for his footballing skill though – here’s some footage of a scuffle he got into a few years back, where he appeared to try his hand at judo…

You keep being you, Vovo.

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