The illusion has its own name in this Getafe that lines up the last section of 2020: John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa (Madrid, 24-10-2003). With a very curious trajectory, premiered with the first team on December 5 before him I raised. The midfielder had been summoned by Bordalás on matchday 11, in which he was finally left without playing, but he repeated on the list the following week and entered professional football with the 38 on his back and with only 17 years and 42 days. Become the youngest debutant in the club's history, He also started in the 87th minute at home against Sevilla and enjoyed the title on Thursday in the Cup, starting the action from 1-1 for the subsequent victory. “He is a very young boy, he has been good, his colleagues have helped him”, Then her coach said, who has summoned her again for the visit to Cádiz (today, 6:30 p.m., Movistar LaLiga).
But the road to First by John Patrick Finn has not been easy, of a Franco-American mother, an English father and a British passport. It all started at Real Madrid, where he was from 2008 to 2012. His mother was recommended to take him to the entrance tests to the formative categories of whites, she was encouraged and the little one did not disappoint: he scored five of his team's six goals in a game, with what was one of the two chosen from more than 200 candidates.
But in 2012 John was forced to stop for personal reasons. Being the oldest of three siblings (the middle, Brandon, plays in the Infantil A getafense), for 2013-14 he signed for the Taps. Two seasons there plus two in the Alcobendas Levitt they made him regain his confidence. And one fine day in mid-May 2018, when he went to the Getafe tests, his luck changed. The then Cadet A coach, Carlos Fonseca, detected his talent very quickly, despite having more than 100 kids spread over three fields. They say in the Coliseum that that coaching staff hallucinated that no one had captured someone like that before; in fact, he was the only one selected in the casting.
His progression since then has been what is said to be meteoric: six months into the following season being between Youth C and Youth A, and direct to the first team. Discounting holidays and the pause for the coronavirus, John has spent about 18 active months in the Getafe cadet tests to gain the trust of Bordalás. Hardworking and willing to listen to improve, characterize his explosiveness, his great technique and coordination despite being 1.93 tall, and his versatility. A few days ago, in the duel with Anaitasuna, it was seen: he started from the inside, went through the front and ended from midfield.