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Real Madrid Football Academy opens in Santiago

The Fundacion Armid inaugurated the first Real Madrid Foundation Football Academy in the Americas at the PUCMM university football field in Santiago yesterday, Thursday, 16 April 2015. Retired Real Madrid star player Emilio Butragueno who is also the club’s institutional relations director was here for the event. Real Madrid Foundation member Manuel Parreno also attended the ceremony.

Fundacion Armid president Carmelo Zubiaur said that the school would be an example for the rest of the Americas. “We are proud to take this step to promote football in the country from the start, a sport that brings together peoples, nations and cultures,” he said, in an interview with Diario Libre. The DR is the club’s the 11th training center. Five are located in Japan, one in China, one in Singapore, two in the United Arab Emirates and one in Egypt.

The PUCMM football field was built to FIFA level II standards.

At the center, the Real Madrid coaches will apply the same football training methodology used at Real Madrid’s training headquarters in Spain.

Real Madrid is the football club with the greatest record in the history of European Cup.

The academy’s philosophy, as well as discovering and nurturing the 4-17 year old talents, is also about teaching them how to lead a healthy lifestyle. The Foundation sees promoting sports values as an educational tool for young people’s development.

Source: DR1,

April 18, 2015

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