Have you ever wondered how Spain managed to win the European Football Championship three times in a row? They start young, and they live and breathe football. I watched in amazement as this little boy practiced fending off balls in the Plaza de Candelaria in Cádiz, Spain. The iron railing made a slight indentation, just enough to suggest a football goal, and that’s all he needed. The fact that there was a park bench in the goal didn’t faze him one bit. He definitely has the makings of a pro goalkeeper! Opposite him was another park bench, where someone could sit and hold a conversation while kicking balls to Iker Junior. Way to go!!!

The pictures were taken one week after Spain won the Euro 2012.

I love those gloves

Sorry the pictures are so blurry, but this kid was FAST! 

Of course, there are other ways to enjoy the Plaza de Candelaria:

Another way to enjoy the plaza is to take time out for a delicious pizza at Gente de Cádiz (Plaza de Candelaria 3). Sorry there’s no photo. I must have been too engrossed in my pizza.

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