Dressed in his trademark green Aztec warrior costume complete with Aztec Gino blasted over his chest and proudly waving the flags of his beloved Celtics, and home country.
Born in the twin islands of beautiful Trindad and Tobago, Aztec Gino has been pumping up crowds since 1997, participating in Carnivals from Trinidad and Tobago to as far as Canada and Miami. Also an avid soccer fan, Aztec Gino attended the World Cup soccer tournament in 2006 in Germany to support his home nation – the Soca Warriors.
Aztec Gino has been a devoted fan of 17th time World Champions since his college days in 1986. He admired Larry “the Legend” Bird and Celtics Patriach Red Auerbach (he also enjoys a good cigar after a Celtics victory)! He loved watching and cheering on arguably the best starting five in the history of the NBA - Bird, Robert Parish, Kevin McHale, Danny Ainge and Dennis Johnson (rest in peace DJ).
On May 18th 2008, Aztec Gino made his debut and exploded onto the Celtics scene during the 2008 championship run when he was a relative unknown to the fans in Boston. A die-hard Celtics fan Kwapt of RedsArmy.com discovered him at the Garden and dubbed him Aztec Gino!! He was recognized for his unique talent and zeal to energize the Garden crowd, when Jimmy Toscano of CelticsBLOG voted him on the Celtics All Star fan team. Before the 2011 playoffs, he was featured in the front page of the Boston Globe in an article entitled “The Celtics Superfans – Rafter Madness” . The video clip for the article was also voted number four by the Boston Globe top staff video picks for 2011:
Aztec Gino has recently exploded on the scene this year for the Red Sox championship run to show his support for the “band of bearded brothers”. His unique brand and style of energizing the fans has captivated them and helped mobilized Red Sox Nation. MLB recently featured him on their website, with a clip entitled – “Band of bearded brothers, Aztec Gino gives Red Sox his blessing”
Aztec Gino continues to generate quite a following and interest with the media (both local, national and International) and the fervent fans of Boston. He has a huge following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Numerous fans go out of their way to catch a glimpse of him prior to, during and after games for photos and interviews.
Out of the stands, Aztec Gino is a successful Information Technology Professional who is also a dedicated family man and passionate sports enthusiast. Last year in the Eastern Conference Finals versus Miami, Ira Kantor of the Boston Herald called Aztec Gino, “A staple at the Garden”. He is now an integral part of the Celtics Superfan experience at home games, serving as a fourth year season ticket holder and residing in Section 18, Row 14. He feels both honored and privileged to represent Celtics Nation and hopes to be a figure at TD Garden for many years to come.
Catch Aztec Gino at a home game, high five him and he yells out “CELTICS NUMBAH ONE!!”