By: Steve Dellar | 11-24-2018 | News
Photo credit: @ispsusfactus.png | Twitter

Argentina – Boy (6) Sells Toys To See Favorite Soccer Team In ‘El Monumental’ (Video)

Soccer fans around the world had their hearts melted this week when the picture of 6-year-old Renzo from Buenos Aires went viral. The young fan of local team River Plate had put out a small table with his toys and the message: “Selling my toys to go to El Monumental.”

El Monumental is the name for the ultimate classic in world soccer. Although many wrongly assume that the penultimate game is Barcelona versus Real Madrid in Spain or Manchester United versus Liverpool in England, nothing can ever compare to the final of the Copa Libertadores.

It is the final of the best of the best of South American teams and emotions for the game are the highest in the world.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Niño de 6 años vende juguetes para ir a Final de Copa Libertadores<br><br>Renzo de solamente 6 años de edad conmovió en redes sociales al poner en venta sus juguetes para ver a su amado River Plate.🤭🧑🇦🇷⚽<br> <br>Mira la nota aquí: ⬇⬇⬇<a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Diario La Verdad (@Diario_LaVerdad) <a href="">November 21, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Furthermore, for the first time in a century, the two best teams of Argentina, River Plate and Boca Juniors, both from Buenos Aires, are playing that two-legged final this week.

Last week the opener ended in a 2-2 draw. Tickets for the return which will be played tonight were selling for as much as $8,000 online.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When Boca Juniors meets River Plate for the soccer championship of South America on Saturday, it will be so intense that one radio station is doing a “zen broadcast” for heart patients <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) <a href="">November 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Just to make you aware of the importance, for the final training of Boca Juniors yesterday, 50,000 fans showed up just to see they boys stretch and shoot some passes.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What a training! <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#copalibertadoresfinal</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BocaJuniors</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RiverPlate</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BocavsRiver</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Esat Hoca (@MacAnalisti) <a href="">November 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

River Plate taking on Boca Juniors for the final of the Copa Libertadores is a once in a lifetime game and thus young Renzo really wanted to go.

But his parents are poor and when he wanted to see the stadium last time, the family had to save up for a few weeks.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Pasión por el fútbol !!!<br><br>Renzo de 6 años puso sus juguetes en venta para tratar de comprar un boleto y ver el partido en el Monumental, la imagen se hizo viral. <br><br>River Plate le hizo realidad su sueño y estará en el estadio este sábado en la final de la Copa Libertadores <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Angel Valdes (@AngelValdes507) <a href="">November 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Renzo thus set up a stall in his home in Paraná selling the only things of value in his possession, his own toys. "I'm selling my toys to try and get to El Monumental", was his marketing slogan which went viral after his parents, so touched by their child's initiative, posted the picture to Facebook.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Dr. Renzo Gatto, ex Presidente de River Plate: &quot;La intervención es vergonzosa, hay que defender a los clubes, por dignidad&quot; <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Pasión Tenfield (@pasiontf) <a href="">November 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Soccer fans around the world were touched and when the president of the Parana River Plate supporters club saw it, he wrote a letter to the Argentinean football federation.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Renzo, un niño de seis años, cumplirá el sueño de ver a River Plate en la Final de la Copa Libertadores. Su historia llegó a conmover a muchos ya que puso en venta todos sus juguetes para recaudar fondos e ir al Monumental. La Fundación River le cumplirá el sueño. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Deportes 7/33 (@deportes733) <a href="">November 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Dr. Renzo Gatto, the former President of River Plate ensured that the Argentinean football federation would secure two tickets for Renzo and his mother to travel to Buenos Aires and witness Marcelo Gallardo's River Plate attempt to secure their fourth Libertadores trophy.


<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;"><b><i>Follow me on Codias!</i></b></span>

Steve Dellar

<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;"><b><i>Follow me on Twitter!</i></b></span>

<a href="">@SteveDellar</a>

<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;"><b><i>Follow me on Gab!</i></b></span>

<a href="">@SteveDellar</a>

<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;"><i>Be Sure To Share Our Articles!</i></span>

Twitter: #MAGA #1A #KAG #WWG1WGA #FreeSpeech #Trump

Share this article
Thoughts on the above story? Comment below!
0 comment/s
What do you think about this article?
Comment *

Recent News

Popular Stories