Although Princess Leonor, 17, was linked to the Spanish national soccer player, Pablo Gavi, the real fan of this sport is the Infanta Sofia, who at 15 years old has proven to have a talent for the ball.
The youngest daughter of Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia could be one step away from fulfilling her dream of being on a soccer team.
Infanta Sofia loves soccer
Sofia, who is in her final year of ESO at the Santa Maria de los Rosales school in Madrid, intends to join a women’s team.
It has long been known that the infanta is a great lover of this sport, she plays often in the midfielder position and according to information, she plays quite well, so she wants to go a step further by wanting to join a semi-professional team.
The infanta wants to join the C.D. DUX Internacional de Madrid Football Academy, a club that is registered with the Real Federación de Fútbol de Madrid, with Youth category, and it is there where the infanta would play, as revealed by the website Monarquía Confidencial.
However, Sofia must comply with a series of requirements that include a registration process and physical tests, before determining whether or not she is selected.
Such is her passion for the sport that her first royal engagement abroad was to support the Spanish women’s soccer team in a match in London. Princess Leonor also attended and shared in the locker room with some of the athletes.
Sofia has also accompanied her father, King Felipe, to some matches. A pastime they often share.
Her love for soccer has also caused her some problems. Last September it was known that the youngest of the daughters of the Spanish monarchs was suffering from bullying at school for practicing this sport.