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December 10, 2010

… Cristiano (both of them), the cantera and Codina!

One. Cristiano is not the only one making headlines, the adorable and quite chubby Cristiano Jr. is as well!  As you know, he made his first appearance at a Real Madrid game (that we know of) on Wednesday against Auxerre, and Cris dedicated his goal to his son.  Here are some pictures of his little pride and joy (no, not Marcelo).  Head over here to see the rest of the pictures and here to see a video!

Now, some of you have noted that mini Cris’ jacket looks a lot like the one his dad wore here.  But I think it looks more like something someone else once wore…

Two. Cristiano also sent out some tweets yesterday, and these were the nice ones, where he praised his teammates and congratulated his future co-in-law Kaká for news that he’s expecting a daughter.  Cristiano wrote, I hope to meet her soon to start planning the wedding.

Three. Meanwhile, Castilla held their Christmas dinner yesterday, at Di María De María.  The entire squad and coaching staff were there, as well as Miguel Pardeza and Ramón Martínez.

You should at least be able to spot those players who have debuted this season or spent the pre-season with the big boys, namely Pablo Sarabia, Álex and Nacho Fernández, Juan Carlos and Juanfran.

Bonus points if you also recognize the likes of Daniel Carvajal, Mandi and Joselu!

Four. Speaking of the cantera, here is a nice video of the debuts of Adán and Pablo from Wednesday.  In it, we get to see Pepe encouraging Adán, Jerzy turning his cheek away from Adán’s kiss (because it was aimed at the part of his face with the fractured bone), Pepe (the official canterano cheerleader, it appears) pouring water on Pablo’s head while also embracing MFC, and the hug between MFC and Pablo.

Sarabia said that Pepe, Marcelo and Cristiano helped him the most on Wednesday, and that he’ll keep and frame his shirt from the debut.

Five. And one ex-canterano and twitter master Jordi Codina, took to the microblogging site to congratulate Adán and commiserate with Dudek.

Left: Dudek has such bad luck!  I just read that [most people] would be out for six weeks… I hope he recovers before that!  Right:  Congratulations to Adán for his debut in an official game!  It’s a shame that it was due to the misfortune of a teammate…

Six. And staying on the subject of the cantera, Madrid posted an inspirational (I think that’s the angle they’re going for) video showing the similarities between their youth players and the first team.  The best parts are seeing the younger versions of the likes of current first team canteranos Iker, Mateos and Esteban Granero.

At present, there are 13 teams (Castilla; Real Madrid C; Juvenil A, B and C; Cadete A and B; Infantil A and B; Alevín A and B and Benjamín A and B) with 278 budding footballers.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2010 08:48

    When will the first team have their Christmas lunch?

    PLUS: Pics of Iker posing for ELLE

  2. Gilly B permalink
    December 10, 2010 10:56

    lol that Cristiano jnr is already styling after Sergio! The red looks cute on him, although he’s such a cute chubster anything would look cute. Chubs are the best 🙂

    Thanks for the post and have a great wkend all x

  3. December 10, 2010 11:54

    Crispy Jr. and Sergio’s jacket, Crispy Jr. and Sergio’s jacket!!!! THe funniest thing I saw today!

    Little Crispy looks ADORABLE, I want to hold him and hug him, even though I’d like to see his little face more clearly, I love chubby kids. He can wear whatever he wants, I could even buy him bling bling clothes that his papa would love, he would still be a one cute baby!

    and I really love the section about the debuts of the cantenaros and the support their got from the other players, lovely. It must have been a very emotional thing, to debut at the Bernabeu. Now we are waiting to see Morata!

    • December 10, 2010 20:47

      Agree with everything you said!!

      …side note: why are there no pictures of The Beloved Morata at the team dinner?

      lol I’m starting to love Pablo Sarabia tooooo He’s so adorable…almost as cute as Morata :*

  4. Ariadna permalink
    December 10, 2010 13:54

    Happy Birthday Pipitaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  5. amouria permalink
    December 10, 2010 14:47

    Una, you are such a wonderful person, your blog is getting more hits than ever. May I request you dedicate one special update on the MOU? I know that he is covered widely by the press, but knowing the ‘different’ method you use, I would love to see how you make us happy with such coverage. Please!!!

    • December 10, 2010 14:50

      If there is any news about Mou that I find interesting, I will write about it.

  6. jean permalink
    December 10, 2010 15:24

    Great post as usual.I love those pics of little Cr jn , he is so adorable:):):):).I love his red jacket and Cris has a similar one.Whats next GUCCI Baby clothes? If there are any? lol
    That video was a little bit emotional , I love it!!!!!!!!
    Keep doing a great job UNA:):):):):):):)

  7. Cosi permalink
    December 10, 2010 15:51

    Wahaha love love LOVE the jacket… little fat baby in tacky Serhio outfits completely makes my day!! Thanks, Una!!

    Cantera vid was great, too… so glad for the Wednesday debutantes! 🙂

  8. goldengirlsk permalink
    December 10, 2010 19:21

    I’m shocked! Would of bet money on CR jr being born with a gel-Mohawk and a tan…..

    (I’m glad he wasnt).

  9. LaBlanca permalink
    December 10, 2010 21:27

    love the baby pics!!! So cute!

  10. LaBlanca permalink
    December 10, 2010 23:45

    i dont know but I do think Cristianos tweeting style changed and hes posting himself at least some of them. Its not anymore the announcement style it was before.

  11. Elodie permalink
    December 11, 2010 00:40

    Who’s that girl on the first picture who is holding Cris Jr.? Is that his mom?

  12. Bekah permalink
    December 11, 2010 03:44

    Ha I’m so glad you caught the similarity between Cris Jr’s jacket and Sergio’s jacket. I thought the same thing. We can always trust you to catch the details!

  13. Hala_Madrid permalink
    December 11, 2010 10:01

    Cristiano Jr. is so cute and adorable I just want to kiss him, just like i would like to do to his father lol.

  14. Michelle permalink
    December 11, 2010 23:05

    I loved the canteranos video! I’m such a sucker for gangly little boys playing football, regardless of what kit they’re in. Barcelona has done a few of these before and it was fun to see a Madrid one! (Although, WHY did they have to use a Miley Cyrus song? Bleagh. This one was was about Hannah and a Montaña, no?)

    The only ow-my-eyes spot in that vid: at 1:36, Iker in a BROWN jacket paired with GREY pants. AI YAI YAI, *who* thought those would be a good match? (I know, you don’t need to say it, clearly Iker dressed himself that day. *sigh*)


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