Philippine soccer player Rafael Garcia joins La Liga Academy

Philippine soccer player Rafael Garcia.

Philippine soccer player Rafael Garcia.

A Filipino teenage soccer player is currently in Spain as one of the second generation participants of the La Liga Academy, a top-level academy run by one of Europe’s top leagues. Europe established.

Rafael Garcia, 16, will attend training at the ESC La Liga & NBA Center in Madrid, where he will have the opportunity to develop in the “La Liga Method” throughout the 2023-24 season.

“At the La Liga academy. I will be able to enjoy meeting new teammates from different countries,” Garcia said after La Liga announced his admission to the Academy in a press release on Wednesday.

“I will discover new cultures. I’m looking forward to playing and learning with them,” added Garcia, who plays more defensively than at centre-back or right-back.

Garcia was the first Filipino to attend the La Liga Academy after training for Makati FC, GOM Football Center and Stallion-Laguna.

The La Liga Academy was launched last year with the first generation consisting of 37 players aged between 13 and 18 from 20 countries.

Juan Florit, head of football development La Liga, said: “The interest in football in Southeast Asia is growing exponentially, especially in the Philippines, helping to access new profiles of players. young players from all over the world.

“So it’s an honor for the La Liga Academy to have Rafael, who has shown so much promise and we hope that next season we can help him develop a range of skills and values. through unique educational and sporting experiences.”


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