It is with great pleasure that Olympiacos Melbourne announce that our player, who completed our annual pro men’s pathway, have made their first international signing.
Cristhian Garcia was identified by our Euro agents after completing our 2022 annual pro men’s pathway. Cristhian played against professional teams in Senegal, where the games were televised to our Euro Agents.
Our Euro Agents saw his completed skill level, identified him, and proceeded to seek a suitable club for him to begin his career.
Cristhian has now signed with Cypriot professional club, Olympias Lympia. He will now proceed to completing his medical before he begins his first game.
All staff and teammates are beyond delighted with the results achieved. His commitment to being helped allowed him to progress through our different initiatives, and ultimately achieve this outcome.
Cristhian will now be playing for the Cypriot 2nd division professional club where he can begin his professional European journey.
CEO Steve Papadopoulos said “We are over the moon with the results from Cristhian. At 31 years of age, and with a young family, he remained committed and wanted to achieve his dream. We aim to help anyone that comes to our centre, no matter their age or circumstance. It’s the equal opportunity we give to everyone that’s what matters to us”.
Cristhian came to the Olympiacos Melbourne – Helping Kids Football Centre after migrating to Melbourne from overseas. He found a place of refuge, surrounded by coaches and teammates who cared for him as a person. This allowed him to grow as a person as well as proceed through our initiatives and improve his skill.
On completion of the Helping Kids Football Centre, Cristhian proceeded to our Football Improvement Centre where he improved his skills to play better for his team.
His passion continued to grow where he became committed to playing professional football in Europe. Cristhian joined the Olympiacos Melbourne Annual Euro pro men’s pathway that saw this dream come true.
“Thank you Olympiacos Melbourne, I could not have done it without your help”, stated Cristhian.
We wish Cristhian all the best in his medical and look forward to seeing him realise his professional dream.
We will keep you informed of his progress as we follow Cristhian on his pro journey.
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