Allianz and LaLiga presented the documentary this Saturday ‘Genuinely, a story to share’which recreates the magic and values ​​of sport through football, and LaLiga Genuine Santander.

This is the first league in the world made up of teams belonging to the group of people with intellectual disabilities, which LaLiga has developed through its Foundation since the 2017-18 season.

With this documentary, both entities intend to show the importance of values ​​such as “companionship, respect, tolerance or solidarity” on a pitch and promote these values ​​as a basis for building a “better society”, as reported in a joint statement.

“At Allianz we believe that showing the reality of LaLiga Genuine Santander is an opportunity to demonstrate to the whole of society how much the group of people with intellectual disabilities can teach us. We want not only to raise awareness but also to contribute to the inclusion of groups with different abilities” , has pointed out the director of Communication & CSR of Allianz Seguros, Laura Gallach.

For the director of the LaLiga Foundation, Olga de la Fuente, the documentary is a clear example of inclusion and equal opportunities for the group and she has thanked Allianz “for making it possible” and for joining the common goal of spreading the awareness message about the need to improve the quality of life of people in this group. “Thanks to LaLiga Genuine Santander, the dreams of many people with intellectual disabilities are being fulfilled,” said de la Fuente.

‘Genuinely’ is part of the Allianz project ‘The future in common’, an initiative based on the company’s purpose of protecting people’s future with which it aims to show how entrepreneurs, entities and individuals make the future hopeful for society.


The documentary is a story of self-improvement, passion and illusion that, by the hand of two of the promoters of LaLiga Genuine Santander, Álvaro and Rubén, two young people with Down syndrome and fans of Nástic de Tarragona, shows the impact that this league has had on their lives and their environment and how what began as a dream ended up becoming a league with 44 teams and an example for many LaLiga leaders.

The tape gives voice to several of the protagonists of this league in which not only the sports results add up, but also the displays of sportsmanship of players, coaches and fans. “This reminds me of when we were little, when the really important thing was to share and have a good time, the essence of true sport,” explained LaLiga ambassador Aritz Aduriz.