- Thanks to former captain and striker for the Chilean national team, Iván Zamorano, the Enel Cup champions are looking forward to meeting with Alexis Sánchez and attending the “Derby della Madonina,” to be disputed this Sunday at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium, between Inter Milan and AC Milan.
Santiago, February 6, 2020 - Along with former captain of the Chilean national team and striker for Real Madrid and Inter Milan, Iván Zamorano, Enel Cup champions Calama and Lo Prado left today for Italy with the illusion of defeating the under-13 and under-15 teams of the Lombardy squad.
The 2019 Enel Cup male and female champions will play in the Integration Cup in Italy, facing Inter Milan at the Giacinto Facchetti sports complex, a club that has incorporated several Chilean players, including Iván Zamorano, David Pizarro, Gary Medel, Luis Jimenez, and now Alexis Sánchez.
Thanks to some strings pulled by Iván Zamorano, the Enel Cup champions, including the representatives from Calama, are scheduled to meet with Alexis Sánchez. Much like Sanchez in his younger years, several of the Calama players also play for the Cobreloa youth team.
On Sunday February 9th, the Lo Prado girls and the Calama boys will also have the chance to attend one of the most important European classics, alongside Iván Zamorano, in which Inter Milan will face AC Milan in the “Derby della Madonina” at the legendary Giuseppe Meazza stadium, and where Alexis Sánchez is expected to start.
Enel Cup, Training Ground for Professional Soccer Players
Over 100 thousands teens have played in the Enel Cup over the past 18 years, which has served as a platform for launching their professional sports career.
Today, the male and female players that have participated in the tournament have gone on to play for the Chilean national team, win Olympic medals, join professional teams, and hundreds have joined the lower divisions of the country's top clubs. Some of these include:
|Name and Current Team|
|Jeison Vargas||Unión La Calera|
|Pablo Aránguiz||Universidad de Chile|
|Jaime Carreño||Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia)|
|Branco Provoste||Colo Colo|
|Sebastián Valencia||Colo Colo|
|Nicolás Guerra||Universidad de Chile|
|Camilo Moya||Universidad de Chile|
The Spirit of the Enel Cup
This tournament -created and organized by Enel Distribución-, with the support of the Iván Zamorano Foundation, has extended the company's social outreach to 33 communities where it distributes energy in the Metropolitan Region.
The tournament is carried out on different community fields, whose lighting was donated by Enel in its Public Area Recovery Program implemented across over 170 sports facilities in the Greater Santiago area as part of the company's ongoing efforts to promote youth sports.