FloPeezy Goes To China/More Holiday Snaps

26 Dec

Florentino_Pýrez_en_la_sede_central_de_EvergrandeFloPeezy is spending his Christmas holiday working. I’m sure this is a tough time of year for him, what with the recent death of his beloved wife. He’s having a multi-day visit in Guangzhou.

Florentino_Pýrez_en_la_sede_central_de_Evergrande (4)FROM REALMADRID.COM

Official reception in China for Florentino Pérez and the Real Madrid delegation

The event was held by the Evergrande Group, owner of the Guangzhou Evergrande FC, who has an agreement with Real Madrid that has led to the creation of a football school in Qingyuan

Florentino_Pýrez_en_la_sede_central_de_Evergrande (2)Florentino Pérez, Real Madrid’s president, has kicked off a multi-day visit to China in Qingyuan (Guangzhou). The delegation was welcomed in the Hengda Hotel, headquarters of the Evergrande Group, whose cooperation agreement with Real has led to the creation of a football school in Qingyuan which is attended by over a thousand children.

Florentino_Pýrez_en_la_sede_central_de_Evergrande (3)Florentino Pérez was greeted by Xu Jiayin, president of the Evergrande Group, Liu Yongzhou, Guangzhou Evergrande FC president and vice-president of the Evergrande Group, as well as Liu Jiangnan, president of the Evergrande International School. A welcome dinner was held at the Hengda Hotel and both presidents stressed their desire to promote football in China and to strengthen the ties of cooperation between both institutions.

Florentino_Pýrez_en_la_sede_central_de_Evergrande (1)Gifts were also exchanged: Xu Jiayin gave a painting to Florentino Pérez, who in turn gave the Evergrande Group president a miniature replica of the goddess Cybele and a Real Madrid jersey with the number 8 (a lucky number in Chinese tradition) and Xu Jiayin’s own name. The Evergrande Group, which owns the Guangzhou Evergrande FC, has a cooperation agreement with Real Madrid through which it created the world’s largest training school in Qingyuan (Guangzhou), which boasts over a thousand children.

Other holiday travelers were Marcelo and his crew. They’re in Amsterdam. Here’s some cute shots they posted.

c92238f04e9f11e2a64d22000a9f1590_76eb9f91a4f4511e2b09522000a1f9363_7He also posted this great shot of him as a child on Christmas by the tree. So cute!

A-9xy9ECYAAKrOqCalleti, Marta, Paula and their family members got together for some holiday fun as well.

5059f1bc4e0c11e2b83422000a1f9e4c_7f7f0ba804b8911e2896922000a1fbe1a_7170835744e1411e29bea22000a1f90d2_7And it wouldn’t be Christmas without a little David Luiz action, now would it? In addition to the holidays, they also celebrated his mama’s birthday a few days ago. I love how he surrounds himself with family and friends. He just radiates warmth and love, much like Marcelo.

tumblr_mfk4ieydx71qftb6ko2_5005ebd4f3a4c9311e28e8322000a1f9686_75762f5b44ec811e297bf22000a1f9263_77d1ef82c4bce11e288bf22000a9f13cb_7e27e7a124abb11e2a5d322000a1f90e5_7Watishista Em sent in a couple of things recently. Here’s a great picture of Guti & Iker from Partido x La Ilusion.

A-4gKLiCYAQ4XttShe also sent this article about Pique and Shakira’s plans to make their baby (due in mid-January) a socio of Barcelona upon birth. Pique was made a socio when he was a few days old as his grandfather was on the board of Barcelona. As a result, he just got his 25 year anniversary insignia!

Iker posted some great post-match shots from Partido x La Ilusion on his Facebook page.

61867_522992454397651_1292010685_n281721_523095747720655_846584856_n64018_522993024397594_1468045365_n312600_522991631064400_242202665_n540216_522990124397884_1744303985_n382826_523190704377826_1992677191_nMy absolute favorite is that last one. You can see how much the kids adore him and Iker looks so happy. More of that in 2013, please!


– Lozil





9 Responses to “FloPeezy Goes To China/More Holiday Snaps”

  1. CinematiqueChic December 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Business as usual with Marcelo and Enzo being the absolute cutest. And Calleti and Marta look adorable too – she’s so pretty. Glad to see everyone having nice holidays.

  2. PMom_GA December 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Progress for Marcelo – the boot/bracing is gone!!!

  3. black widow December 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    you know, i actually thought of him (flo) on christmas day and wondered how he was holding up. i’m glad he was able to turn something undoubtedly sad into something constructive — hopefully that took a bit of the sting out of his first christmas without pitina. 😦

    it warms my heart to see marcelo walking without the brace! i have this ridiculous notion in my head that the minute he returns to the team, our sunshine and happiness and light will be back and we’ll miraculously win every match from there on in …

    i adore how much david luiz adores his mama! SO sweet. 🙂 🙂 🙂 and the santa suit!!! OMG.

    and, um, fernando llorente is looking mighty fine there, no? (i agree, lozil — that last photo just warms my heart. 🙂 )

    • number1barcachick December 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

      ikr david luiz is like the def of my perfect man 🙂 and yay one more cule to the roster 😀

  4. Lily December 27, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    What is a “socio”? Anyone know?

    • headbandsandheartbreak December 27, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      It’s a fan of the team but someone who is a subscriber, shareholder, season ticket holder essentially. They talk about it in the article I linked.

      • Lily December 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm #


  5. panama December 27, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    The second photo of Marcelo & Enzo shows where I cycled to work for a year while living in Amsterdam! Oh the memories… It’s a gorgeous city and I hope Marcelo and his fam ahd a great time there 🙂

  6. Mary December 27, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    when can guti be ready to coach? i am getting impatient to have more of his insanity back in my life!

    luiz in the santa jammies is exactly what i needed on my first day back after the holiday.

    and mmmm, llorente looks tasty.

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