A terrific story of a young Latino boy who is spotted by an ex-scout, playing in a park in Los Angeles, and wins himself a trial at one of England’s Premier League clubs – Newcastle United. Struggling to cope with the gritty Northern weather, the rivalries and jealousies from other players and dodgy scouts, he has just this one shot at fulfilling his dream.He has the skill, but does he have the pace and stamina necessary for success? A riveting tale of one underdog, the first of three fantastic football movies coming over 2005-2007.
Santiago has made his mark in the UK Premier league as a magic midfielder with Newcastle United. But European football now beckons and he finds himself playing alongside stars such as Beckham, Raul and Zidane for Real Madrid. But playing in the UEFA Champions League can bring new pressures – new challenges: fighting to keep his place in the squad, trying to resist the temptations surrounding a successful footballer, aiming to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend back home. Sometimes dreams can turn sour . . .
The dream builds in this bind up of the first two tie-in novelizations to the hit Goal! movies from Buena Vista International
From the Back Cover
ONE WORD UNITES THE WORLD . . .
Spotted playing on the streets of Los Angeles . . .
Offered the chance of a trial at a top Premiership club . . .
Signing to the biggest football club on the planet and aiming for the greatest trophy in European club football . . .
Santiago Munez is living the dream in these two riveting tales of triumph and talent, set against the backdrop of the world’s most beautiful game – football!
OFFICIAL TIE-INS TO TWO SPECTACULAR MOVIES