World News – US – Canizares follows in his father’s footsteps


The eldest son of the great Spanish Santi, Lucas joined the youth of Real set up in 2013 from Valencia

Lucas Canizares is set to follow his father Santi’s path of becoming Real Madrid goalkeeper after being named to the first team for the first time on Friday

Real coach Zinedine Zidane included the 18-year-old in a 20-man squad for Saturday’s La Liga home game against Cadiz alongside Thibaut Courtois and Andriy Lunin

The eldest son of the great Spanish Santi, Lucas joined the Real Madrid youth created in 2013 by Valencia and quickly gained attention in Spain when a viral video showed him in tears after conceding a goal in the La tournament. Liga Promises 2014

Lucas plays for Real’s U-19 team, which won the 2020 UEFA Youth League in August under big-club Raul Gonzalez although he was not part of the victory 3-2 against Benfica in the final

His father Santi came to Real academy to make 41 league appearances with the first team between 1994 and 1998, winning two La Liga titles and the 1998 Champions League

Santi then spent a decade at Valencia before retiring in 2008, collecting two more La Liga titles in 2002 and 2004

He also played 44 times for Spain, but missed the 2002 World Cup after accidentally breaking an aftershave bottle and injuring his foot

The Canizares family suffered tragedy in 2018 when Lucas’ younger brother Santi died at the age of five after a long illness

If Lucas makes his Madrid debut, he will join a select group of father and son goalkeepers including Peter and Kasper Schmeichel, Miguel and Pepe Reina and Fabio and Carlo Cudicini

Real Madrid CF, Santiago Cañizares, Zinedine Zidane, Cádiz CF

World news – USA – Canizares follows in his father’s footsteps



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