Porto keeper Helton not ruling out a career in music once he hangs up his boots
Porto keeper Helton has amassed an astonishing 16 titles in his seven years with the Portuguese giants, and despite saying he has not thought about what the future holds, the former Vasco da Gama stopper won't rule out moving into music once he ends his career.
Helton, 34, moved to Porto in 2005 after 3 years with União de Leiria, and he told Lancenet that he is increasingly seeing his passion for music as a way forward after football, and has even got teammate Jackson Martinez involved.
He said: "I have been increasingly linked to music. It is an idea that in the future I give more attention to this side. Surely I will have more time to enjoy that way.
"He's [Martinez] been to a rehearsal of a band that I have here, the H1 Music Band. We play every Thursday and he was in one show. It was really cool, and after that I learned that he was a composer. Certainly I'll call him for one of our rehearsal's, as we are recording a cd and dvd."
Helton also spoke about the changes that Porto have recently gone through in adapting to life, firstly, after André Villas-Boas, and then after the sale of Hulk this summer.
"It's hard to talk about coach André Villas-Boas, regardless of where he is, I'll be rooting for him. He is a professional who I now have as a friend. Comparing teams past, present or future is a little tricky, because everything always changes.
"I often say that the Hulk helped us a lot. We had the opportunity to have other players who play in his absence. Of course if he wants to come back tomorrow we will receive him with open arms."