The dream of two young aspiring Brazilian playmaker started to become reality. Last Sunday (29), Marcello Junior and Danilo Dias, both U-17 received the news that waited for life. After a period of testing and training in the selection Landfill, Nike chose to join the two sieve global program "Nike Chance", featuring players from all over the world and takes place in London in early November.
Still on the lawn of field 1 of the Landfill, Danilo did not hide the joy.
"I'm not really believing. Do not expect to be chosen. I am very happy, thank you. "
Already Marcello believes that the goals were fundamental.
"I'm attacking. And I did a lot of goals. I think that was the big reason for me to be chosen, "he added.
For coach Eduardo Gonçalves, the principal is the legacy.
"Our project is primarily social. Here, the boys are developing and improving techniques and performance on the field, as well as being educated. We know that talent for football, Brazil has, but lacks much in the social sphere. We train the boys to be professional, but first, here they will learn to become men, "said Goncalves.
Since 2010, more than 1,000 athletes around the world had the opportunity to present itself definitely to professionalism. And the dream of being discovered became reality for 19 of them, including Tom Rogic (Celtic Football Club / Australia National Team) and David "Titi" Accam (Helsingborgs IF).
For three days, the two chosen selection of the landfill will undergo a battery of physical tests and technical high performance, in which 58 contestants will have to overcome. Holders of the best results will be invited to join the Nike Academy, specializing in soccer and gym located in the trendy St. Georges Park, training center of the England squad. The winners will have the privilege of staying for three months in 2014 in the same place where players like Rooney and Theo Walcott prepare before the matches of the national team.
There, the future stars will enjoy world-class facilities receiving elite training, a partnership with the friendlies against Premier League will provide the basic categories of teams from England, and guidance of trainers, nutritionists and psychologists, as they progress the program. A golden chance to develop as players, get noticed and win the dreamed professional contract.
SELECTING THE LANDFILL
Since June, a technical committee has been evaluating players at the newly reopened field naked landfill, which followed the completion of six peneirões open to the public and watched about 600 young players.