Boy, they’re certainly torturing us with the wait, aren’t they? Up today we have Xabi & Alvaro (could you be standing any further away, Mr. Alonso?), Mesut & Sami and Tomás Mejías.
I can’t wait for the bloopers. The RealMadrid LIFE Christsmas Special has finally been translated to English, so here you go!
FloPeezy continued his tour of China, this time visiting the offices of the Chinese Football Federation.
The Real Madrid president gave the vice president of the Federation a shirt signed by the Whites’ first team
During the meeting, attended also by the president of the consultancy agency Soxna, Luis Alsina, the vice president of the Chinese Football Federation thanked Florentino Perez for his visit and for Real Madrid’s assistance in promoting football in their country. Lin Xiaohua had words of praise for the Whites’ institution: “It’s the best and most successful club in the world”. In addition, there was an exchange of gifts in which the Real Madrid president offered a shirt signed by the first team players and received a Federation plaque and small banner.
FloPeezy wasn’t the only one getting goodies. Aitor Karanka received a gold badge in recognition of his coaching & playing career from the Comite Alaves de Entrenadores de Futbol.
A little bit on Aitor’s career: He played for Athletic Bilbao (1993/1997 and 2002/2006), Real Madrid (1997/2002) and Colorado Rapids (2006/2007). He also represented Spain (U21, U23 and senior team) and the Basque Country.
During his 5 seasons with Real Madrid, he won three Champions League (1997/1998, 1999/2000 and 2001/2002), 1 Intercontinental Cup (1998), 1 Liga (2000/2001) Spain and 2 Super Cups (1997 and 2001).
He has coached Spain’s U15 & U16 teams. He’s been with Real Madrid as assistant coach since 2010.