Bergamo mayor Giorgio Gori has paid tribute to Atalanta captain Papu Gomez.
This week, Gomez was made an honorary citizen of Bergamo.
Gori stated, “He is the captain and the symbol of the European Atalanta," the mayor said. “They have reached the highest level of the club's history, to which he has contributed, with the team and the coach, and made our city recognised in Europe.
“In recent years, he has refused various offers from big teams, choosing to commit to Atalanta's cause. He promised to live in Bergamo also after his career as a footballer.
“In addition, he distinguished himself socially for his strong support towards the non-profit association 'Gli Insuperabili', a football school for children with disabilities."