We welcome a new Left Back, Diego Sandoval!

We are really happy to introduce to you a new recruit of B1 Soccer Academy for this 2020/2021 season, Diego Sandoval. Freshly arrived from the United States of America, Sandoval will be occupying the Left Back position.

Diego Sandoval has had a soccer ball in his feet since his youngest age. He was used to play with his family and especially his cousins who always wanted to play with him.

Since then, Diego has been closely attached to the sport and kept on playing, until he decided to aim for the professional world. His passion grew stronger every year and it is really clear to him where he wants to end up.

More about Diego:

  • Nationality: American
  • Position: Left Back
  • Favorite player: Lionel Messi
  • Favorite team: FC Barcelona
  • Aspirations for the season: To improve tactically
  • Long term objective: To play professionally

Nevertheless, Diego Sandoval is passionate about sports in general, and whenever he is not playing football, he likes spending time playing basketball or tennis with friends.

Moreover, Diego decided to join B1 Soccer Academy because he was looking for an Academy that could help him develop his football skills and help him reach a high level in the future.

In addition, he heard from a couple of friends in the US that B1 had a good level, and that’s what influenced his departure to Europe.

In general, Diego Sandoval wants to improve on his tactical game, positioning on the field and touch. He believes he can use his time at B1 to improve in those areas and getting closer to his dream of becoming a professional player.

Of course, Diego has qualities that we need as a left-back. He has a strong body, he is quick in transitions as well as good in defensive coverage. He was able to show this last Wednesday in our first friendly against Don Bosco where he had a solid performance.

Finally, Diego is focusing on his first season here in Barcelona, he hopes to perform as best as he can. We believe we can help him improve as a player and we take that challenge!

Welcome to the B1 Family Diego!

Guillem Pennewaert

Sport management student- Intern in marketing at B1 Soccer Academy - Sports fanatic trying to make an impact in the sports industry. “An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”