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One Argentine footballer got his dream move to Spain after winning an online talent competition held by Fieldoo, a social network for footballers and agents.

Minguella Challenge winner Jordi Pascual signs a contract with Spanish club Girona
Minguella Challenge winner Jordi Pascual signs a contract with Spanish club Girona

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Jordi Pascual, a 19-year-old striker, was always dreaming of becoming a professional player in Europe.

While professional players in the top leagues are renowned enough to be offered contracts through reputation alone, most footballers do not have international profiles.

But Jordi made his dream a reality by taking part in the Minguella Challenge on Fieldoo, a social and professional networking site for footballers looking for work, allowing players to list their career achievements, stats and attributes as they hunt for their next club.

The competition was organised by super-agent Josep María Minguella, the person who brought Lionel Messi from Argentina to Barcelona.

There were more than 5,000 players applied on the competition, giving Minguella and the rest of the team of the agency Business Fútbol España a tough work to choose the best candidates among a large amount of players.

After making the final selection of 19 players, they decided to choose two lucky winners who were handed trials with Spanish Segunda División side Girona.

Jordi, who has a Spanish passport through his grandparents, was joined by Slovenia U-21 defender Denis Kramar as they sought their shot at the big time.

After having a one-week-trial earlier this year, Jordi eventually signed a contract with Girona.

"I'm happy that the club, Minguella and his team trusted in me," Jordi said after signing for the club.

"Now I have to give my best in training and matches and keep following my dreams, which are to never stop growing.

"I'm also really grateful to which helped me making my dreams possible. I hope Fieldoo will be helpful to many other players out there who have no other possibilities to show their football skills."

While Kramar did not sign for Girona, he too was rewarded with a professional contract in Spain, with scouts from Getafe sufficiently impressed to offer him an 18-month contract to play for their B-team.


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