How it all started.
Meet the starters.
JORGE PRADILLA | TEAM CAPTAIN / CO-FOUNDER
I have two passions in life - football and traveling. I have visited some of the most wonderful places in the world following some of the best football teams and players. Perhaps the thing that makes my travels so special is the fact that I travel with my brothers, who are as crazy and passionate about the sport as I am. I am a die-hard fan of the Colombian National Team. So passionate that I convinced my wife to make the 2014 World Cup our honey moon so I could see Colombia play live.
DANIEL PRADILLA - THE CREATIVE GUY / CO-FOUNDER
When my team loses people always ask “why are you so mad? It’s just a game…” Well, it’s not “just a game” to me. If it was just a game, I wouldn’t have saved every penny I made to attend the last three world cups and several other football competitions. Despite my passion for football in general, nothing compares to what I experience when I watch my beloved Atlético Nacional and the Colombian National Team, especially when competing at the top international competitions.
FELIPE PRADILLA - THE NUMBERS GUY / CO-FOUNDER
Ever since I was a kid I have played, watched, and lived every aspect of the game. When I was young, my dad built my brothers and I a soccer field. We spent countless hours kicking the ball around and betting every house chore our parents assigned to us on free kicks and PK’s. I have collected every World Cup Panini sticker album since I was 6, and now that I am a “grown up”, I have made it my personal mission to teach my wife about the rosters of every team. After all, she has to earn her trip to the world cup, right?
JIMMY PINO - THE TECH GUY / CO-FOUNDER
Since I was a little boy, I always followed the Colombian National Team, enthusiastically singing its victories and crying its loses, but always faithful to the colors and the team. I always wanted to be a soccer player and represent the Tricolor at a World Cup. However, my dribbling skills were not good enough to follow that path. So I decided to focus my energy on track and field, where I broke several national and South American records and eventually became an Olympian.
From Cayman Islands
Juan Pablo Duran
From Bogotá, Colombia
From Bogotá, Colombia
From Atlanta, US
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