I'm a 16 year old Real lover. I play as a CB and alot of people have told me that I look like Cannavaro while playing (moves etc). Anyway, my dream is to play for Real Madrid. I am aiming for the youth teams (Cadete A, B, juvenil etc) How is that possible since I am in Kuwait? Should I go there directly and ask them for a trial or is that not possible? I dont want to go there and be rejected.
Do they offer health, education, salary and shelter for the youth teams because I will finish high school next March and I want to go to Madrid. I dont want to be at a risk of not going to University.
I have sent them an email but they didnt reply. I tried calling them but everything's in Spanish.
Do the Spanish people know english? And is Madrid expensive (food, transportation, etc)
Please, help me make my dream come true.....
They will provide you food and accomodation, as well as education but I have absolutely no idea how it works. I guess you could turn up there and they'd test you, but i'm talking for the total ignorance so dont take my word. however, thats how they do it in FC Barcelona
Are you saying that they also offer accomodation and education for the youth teams? (Even in Barca)?
If you are from far away yeah, but I don't really know about R. Madrid, Barcelona do though. But really, it is not that easy to get into their youth teams...
Normaly teams have days in which they test talented players, so I think it's best to find out if Real has those days, and to apply for one of those. Those days are always a longshot, as you have to make a good impression, in just a few hours. If you have a bad day, you're out.
If your are picked, than it is likely you will live at a campus-like institute where football and school are mixed, or maybe you can stay at guest parents. The rest will be taken care of by the club. In Spain there are not too many people who speak English, and when they do, you often still don't understand them ;-). To succeed in Spain, you will need to learn Spanish.
That at least is how it works at most European Clubs that have good youth facilities. (at least at the club I support.)
If you don't make it to Real right away, doesn't mean you will never. But then you will have to go via the 'normal' way. Which would mean to go to a team, with good youth facilities. As you speak English, you might want to try there, or maybe in Holland or Scandinavia, in those countries they speak English really well. If you can make it to the first squad of any professional team, and you play good, you can get a transfer to a club in a higher leaugue, or to a country with a better competition, and then maybe one day Real.
The thing is 16 y.o from Sweden speak english, 16 y.o from spain don't. It's a shame most people don't understand a word of english or any other language but spanish