He once took the Bundesliga by storm, created one of the greatest sensations in its history with the Wolves and at the height of his career scored a goal that was heard around the world: Grafite. The connection between the green-whites and the Brazilian international - who won 75 of 130 competitive matches for VfL Wolfsburg between 2007 and 2011 - has never been broken since his departure from Germany. Now, the 40-year-old is taking on an official role at VfL. Grafite will be the first International Brand Ambassador for VfL Wolfsburg.
Representative not only in Brazil
"The name Grafite still has an excellent sound in Wolfsburg and all of Germany. We have only recently experienced the enthusiasm it generated among the people when he came to visit us ten years after the championship. He is simply one of the striking faces of the greatest success in our club's history," said Michael Meeske, Managing Director of VfL Wolfsburg. "We are therefore delighted that we were able to get Grafite involved with us. He is just the perfect man to represent our club colors at special international events in Brazil, but also in China, the USA, and even here in Germany, thanks to his friendly manner and his history as a top-class Wolfsburg goal scorer.