Nelson Paviotti

Nelson Paviotti

Football fan who wears only team colors
Country: Brazil

Biography of Nelson Paviotti

Nelson Paviotti, a football fan who only wears the colors of his beloved team, is an eccentric Brazilian. He passionately supports the Brazilian national football team to the extent that for the past twenty years, he has exclusively bought and worn clothing in yellow, blue, white, and green. Not only is his house decorated in these colors, but also his law firm. Paviotti adopted this color scheme after Brazil won the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Nelson Paviotti

At 64 years old, Nelson Paviotti resides in Campinas city in São Paulo state. He works as a lawyer and has gained a reputation as a true football enthusiast. Many of his acquaintances, as well as strangers, admire what Nelson has been doing for the past 30 years. Each day, he passionately supports the Brazilian football team with every step he takes. How does he do it? The solution is ingeniously simple – he has eliminated all colors from his life except for yellow, blue, white, and green, the colors in which Brazilians compete on the football field. It is remarkable how this unconventional lawyer found such a simple way to stand out in a country teeming with football fans.

Nelson Paviotti

Nelson began his yellow-blue-white-green lifestyle in 1994. He vowed that if Brazil won the World Cup, he would wear their colors for the rest of his life. The footballers emerged victorious, and now it is time for Nelson to fulfill his part of the deal. Every day, Paviotti goes to work dressed like a banana: a yellow jacket, dark green shirt, yellow pants, and a brightly blue hat. Everything in his office, from the walls to the stationery, follows the green-yellow-blue color scheme. The same colors dominate his home, from furniture to walls, dishes, and other household items, all in the colors of the Brazilian national team. Nelson's wife, Maria Antonieta, accepts her husband's quirks with restrained understanding. She says she has long grown accustomed to living in this color palette, and sees nothing wrong with it. Interestingly, it is Maria Antonieta who told journalists that on important match days, her husband becomes particularly active, and even his meals consist of green and yellow foods, such as vegetables and corn.

Nelson Paviotti

Twenty years ago, before the start of a quarter-final match, a passionate and genuinely enthusiastic Nelson made a promise to his friends. He declared that if only his team won the championship, he would never see any other colors for the rest of his life except for green, yellow, blue, and white. Today, he recalls that day with a smile, and he does not regret his promise at all. In fact, he found it rather easy and amusing to keep. Currently, Nelson is filled with joy and excitement due to the upcoming World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. He confesses that he can feel the whole world's attention focused on his country during this time. "I feel like a patriot who loves Brazil, who loves his land, who loves his people, and who is full of hope for a better future for Brazil," admits Nelson Paviotti.

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