The Chance – three winners announced!

After months of coverage Sport-locker.net can finally reveal the three winners from Nike’s The Chance Final!

Marco Di Lauro from Italy, Kevin Salazar from Colombia and Gonzalo Balbi from Spain have been awarded places in the Nike Academy, a full-time player academy based in England and supported by the FA Premier League!

On the selection of the top three young footballers, Head Coach of Nike’s The Chance global tour and Nike Academy Director of Football Jimmy Gilligan, said: “The global tour has afforded these 16 finalists the footballing opportunity of a lifetime.  The commitment from the squad has been relentless and the standard of football highly impressive.

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“Each of the finalists have given everything they have during their time with us at Nike’s The Chance, and each one can hold their head up high and know that they did themselves proud.  It has been a pleasure to work with all of them and I wish each one of them every success for the future – I am sure this won’t be the end of their journey.

“I look forward to welcoming and working with Marco, Kevin and Gonzalo at the Nike Academy – as they continue to develop and take their chance to get noticed at the highest level.”

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Since the start of The Chance competition in 2010, 16 players have turned their participation into a professional club contract. The most recent, Tom Rogic from Australia, signed for Scottish Champions Celtic FC and recently played for the Australia national team.

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Aspiring young players can follow The Chance global tour via Nike’s Football Facebook page and via @NikeFootball on Twitter.

Do you think any of the winners will go on to join pro clubs? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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