Roberto López: from testing with Liverpool to making his debut in Valladolid

Roberto López Alcaide has earned the love and respect of everyone in Zubieta. Since he entered the quarry of the Real society, has not stopped growing until he touched the sky with his first goal in First division this past sunday in Valladolid, in which it was his first game as a starter in the highest category. But this natural playmaker from Saragossa (4/24/2000) could have been playing now with the champion of the Premier League.

Because before reaching Saint Sebastian, being a boy of the cadet category, he was recruited by a scout to do a test in the training academy of the Liverpool. It was not clear to the family of Roberto Lopez that of having to move to England at the age of 14, and he did not pass the cut of the 'red' either. But the Real society, who in recent years has been attentive to this type of opportunities with young people, and after meeting and testing him, did not hesitate to make a training approach.

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At the age of 15, Roberto López joined the structure of Zubieta, with a very clear approach. The normal thing is that the hand would have been part of the Real Zaragoza, because his training in outdoor soccer began in the Friendship Sports Union, a training quarry attached to Zaragoza. But he never got to play for his hometown team. They did not notice how the Real did, which did bet on its future. And already in Zubieta he redoubled his bet with his renewal until 2025 in 2018, giving him the status of a first team player project, together with Ander Barrenetxea.

But is that Roberto Lopez he could have also been a futsal player. Because his beginnings were with five years at the Hilarión Gimeno school in the Zaragoza neighborhood of La Jota. But it was destined to shine in the great stadiums of national football. What he never imagined is that he would be dressed in txuri-urdin. But his path five years ago led him to Donostia. And in Zubieta he found his great supporter, Imanol Sheriff: he was the coach who made him stand out in Second B as a subsidiary coach and who has now given him his first great opportunity to stand out in First. With the oriotarra he had already debuted in Primera on January 14, 2019 against Spanish in Anoeta.

International with Spain under-19, his first great season at Real was with the youth honor division in the 2017-18 season, which allowed him to be called up by Santi Denia for the youth team. With Imanol Sheriff In the subsidiary he stood out to the point of achieving renewal with the Real until 2025, with a promise written in his new contract, that in 2020, when he had 20 masters, he had to be part of the first team or be transferred to a Second team . He couldn't go back to the branch.

And then the new bet of the Real by hand: they have made him a first-team record as a player for all purposes of the professional squad. And in that context came his first scorer in First, with the invaluable help of Masip. He scored a foul, one of his specialties, although the goalkeeper of the Valladolid 'He sang' in a clamorous way. Its growth in Zubieta It has been so great that it has earned the affectionate nickname of 'Superlopez'. The future is yours. His career has just taken off.