BARCELONA SC AND ZONA NORTE

Al crecer en la ciudad de Guayaquil, he experimentado la pasión por el fútbol entre los niños, pero también las dificultades en su camino para convertirse en jugadores profesionales. Debido a la falta de oportunidades y de decisiones equivocadas, he visto sus sueños desvanecer. A través de este proyecto, he decidido promover este vínculo común y el interés en el fútbol entre los jóvenes que viven en la pobreza en toda América del Sur. Creando esperanza y conciencia, haciéndoles saber que no están solos en este viaje, que hay historias paralelos en todo el continente y que pueden convertir sus esperanzas en una realidad exitosa.

En mi camino a la Estadio Monumental, me encontré con Alejandro y Manuel, los organizadores principales de Barra Zona Norte, representando a Barcelona Sporting Club.

Cuánto tiempo han estado juntos? Desde 2003 – Organizados como un grupo de fans? Sí – Asistimos a todos los partidos a nivel local y a nivel internacional sólo cuando nos lo podemos permitir. ¿Dónde se localiza en un partido? lado norte se llama Enrique Pajarito Cantos. Pintamos ese escudo. ¿Y cuáles son los nombres de las otras secciones? Esa es la Suite Presidencial para los administradores de los equipos. Y que uno allí? Ése es el lado sur, donde se encuentra la Barra Sur Oscura. Esos son los más apasionados! Sí, somos todos.

Fundada el 1 de mayo de 1925, Barcelona se encuentra de lider con más títulos nacionales ganados en Ecuador. También han jugado 2 finales de Copa Libertadores, convirtiéndose en el equipo más popular del país.

Aquí estamos en el interior del Estadio Monumental, un lugar histórico donde el equipo nacional jugó también. La Copa América se celebró aquí en 1993. Esa fue la mejor posición de Ecuador vez ha tenido una participación en la toma de decisiones en al cuarto lugar.

Ahora estamos en Palco. Pero cuando el estadio está lleno como en la final de 2012, creo que había 90 mil personas. No sabía qué hacer, todo el mundo estaba gritando, tirando cerveza, etc.

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SOUTHERN SUN TRAILER 

In my journey to raise funding for our social cause, I traveled the South American roads towards Brazil’s World Cup 2014, in the search for soccer’s historical roots, its diversity, culture and to reconnect to my Latin American roots. Along the way, I documented legendary stadiums, personalities and demonstrate how, in many ways, soccer is being played in this continent.

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“Tired of my routine life in the city of New York I decide to take a journey through 7 South American countries, in search of the Southern Sun. To raise funds and to finance our social cause for the football dreams of the younger children. Along my way, I documented legendary stadiums and clubs, as well as icons and characters from the world of football.

As a kid at school, I played in a forward position. I celebrated a lot of goals per game. Unfortunately, I dont have videos to show what I did in the football field.

Being in the National Team is a big satisfaction. Representing more than 30 million Peruvians.

This is the “Hernando Siles” Stadium, right? The glorious “Ultra Sur” fans. We played in the street over dirt, the goal were two rocks and with plastic balls but those were the best games in the world! Let’s go “Talagante”! Never stop dreaming in this activity because is the most beautiful of all, and that’s the most important thing.

Let’s go “River”! Waiting for the final tomorrow! Roberto Baggio scored 1 goal against us… Not one, he scored few goals! No, it was only 1 goal because we won 2 to 1, remember? I scored the other 2 goals!

And I finished my journey in the mother of soccer events, Brazil’s 2014 World Cup! Following my national team of Ecuador. Long live Ecuador! Long live Gabriel! Who wins? Brasil! No, im kidding. Today, Ecuador… Where are we going Victoria? Wherever the bus takes us!”

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In my journey to raise funding for our social cause, I traveled the South American roads towards Brazil’s World Cup 2014, in the search for soccer’s historical roots, its diversity, culture and to reconnect to my Latin American roots. Along the way, I documented legendary stadiums, personalities and demonstrate how, in many ways, soccer is being played in this continent.

EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR

In April of 2016, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 7.8 hit Ecuador. This catastrophe left 671 dead, only in the province of Manabí. Today, displaced kids are still living in emergency shelters in the cities of Manta, Portoviejo and Jaramijó (Province of Manabí). Our objective is to create a space for the kids to open up and express their emotions after experiencing this catastrophy, using soccer as a tool.

HOW TO HELP

Donate! We need your support to continue promoting resilience in these affected communities. With your help, we will be able to continue working in the emergency shelters and contributing to improve their living conditions. This aid will be used for general equipment such as soccer balls, training vests, uniforms and other materials that will benefit 300 girls and boys. We choose to work through local partners like “Fútbol Más” because they are intertwined with the communities, they know the needs of today and will work alongside the communities during the recovery and development phase of tomorrow. Todays emergency done right builds opportunities for the future.

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