UD SIA Benigànim faced Villarreal CF last Wednesday. The SIA Academy first team was able to play against the reserve team of one of the best football clubs in the world. International players from the Soccer Inter-Action academy took part in the match. Also former ‘groguets’ players.
What are the names of the Villarreal players?
Benigànim has many players trained in the best youth academies in Spain. Villarreal’s is no exception. Iván Castilla, Damián, Javi Berenguer, Salva, Emilio, Txema and José Luis Blanco are part of the SIA Academy first team. They were all trained at the Ciudad Deportiva de Miralcamp.
Playing in the Third Division RFEF
The seven players with a background in the Villarreal youth academy continue to enjoy the Tercera RFEF. The fifth category of national football is the home of UD SIA Benigànim. In this competition, clubs of the stature of Valencia CF, Elche CF, CD Castellón or Hércules CF join together.
Iván Castilla, Damián, Emilio, Javi Berenguer, Salva, Txema and José Luis Blanco have the opportunity to compete in national football. Opportunities are multiplying in this category. The scouts are making their way into the stadiums to hunt for talents like those of UD SIA Benigànim.
Development of the match
UD SIA Benigànim – Villarreal CF C was a game of alternating dominance. The chances were shared between the two teams until the first away goal. Tiago Geralnik made it 0-1 with a header. The SIA Academy first team did not give up and competed until half-time. Villarreal made it 0-2 at the restart. Pau Vidal was the scorer.
The ‘ganxut’ centre-back Ros pulled one back and put some justice on the scoreboard. But it was not to be. The yellow team made it 1-3 in stoppage time to seal the game.
Villarreal International Academy
The ‘groguet’ club also has an international football academy. Villarreal is one of the most influential clubs in Spanish football and its tentacles reach far beyond the European scene. Influence around the world in four continents and seven foreign countries.
Villarreal CF around the world
The country where Villarreal’s international school is most popular is the United States. The North American country has up to eight teams: Virginia, Nebraska, Force, New York, North Texas, Las Vegas, Houston and Indiana. On the same continent there are also ‘groguetas’ academies in Mexico and Canada. In Europe there are more.
Villarreal has multiple clubs in Spain. It also has international academies in Russia and Israel. In Australia they have schools in Sydney and Melbourne and in Asia they have one in South Korea. They have scouts in every corner of the world to add international quality to their youth academy.
SIA Academy International Academy
SIA Academy also has an international academy. Through this school, talented players come to Soccer Inter-Action from all over the world with the aim of becoming professionals. The best players compete against clubs such as Villarreal in the RFEF Third Division..
The case of Bapodra is an example. The young Indian striker has earned a place at UD SIA Benigànim thanks to talent and effort. He came to SIA Academy from his native India. He developed under the Soccer Inter-Action specific plan and now plays against the best clubs in Spain.