Benjamin Zarandona is an ex-football player who played in many Spanish teams, one of them Real Betis Balonpie. He collaborates with many clubs around Spain to give sport material like boots, shirts, pants or football socks.
This material is delivered to Equatorial Guinea to be enjoying by girls and boys. The aim is to promote the diversity and equality through playing football. Also to give children an activity to do sport.
First I want that you know what is Elche CF and its history. Founded in 1923 as the result of a merger between all of the town's clubs, Elche entered the league system in 1929, reaching Second División in 1934 and La Liga in 1959, finishing fifth in the latter tournament in 1963–64. It was runner-up in the Copa del Rey in 1969. They were relegated at the end of the 2014–15 season due to unpaid tax debts.
Elche has played 21 seasons in the Spanish First Division and also has a record in 2013 when the team was in first position since first date to last date. Now it is fighting to play the play-off to be the next season at First Division with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Elche a big city near Alicante (Spain). Elche CF has collaborated with this project every year. Each year the club deliver boxes with sport equipment. Zarandona always has mentioned Elche CF as one of the Spanish clubs that more support gives him in this solidary project. Now, Elche´s shirt could help children around Guinea to play the king’s sport.
This is the other face of football. It is not only go to stadium, millionaire salaries, big transfers or push up cups. Football are feeling by one team, supporting people that they don’t have money to buy boots and help children to develop a grow up like a responsible citizen.