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Footballer Rocío Montenegro will play in River Plate from next season. The maipusina becomes a millionaire player.

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There are many Mendoza players who have triumphed in the high spheres of national and international football. However, there are few players who have done so. Obviously, this responds to the fact that  women's football ,  thanks to the thriving strength of an entire collective seeking to gain fully deserved but incredibly unconceived rights, has grown exponentially in recent years.  Thus, Rocío Montenegro becomes a millionaire player, defending the colors of River Plate.

The  23-year-old footballer accepted the proposal of the Buenos Aires club and next week will join the training with the rest of the squad. Rocio Montenegro is a native of   Maipu  and will fulfill the dream of reaching the first division of Argentine football, having charted his way in clubs such as Huracán Las Heras, COP (Círculo de Police officers of Mendoza), in futsal and, in recent times, in Pacific Futsal and Las Pumas.

The footballer gave her first passes with the ball when she was a girl and she remembers it:  “I started at a football school with boys, at the age of 7; I was invited by friends from the neighborhood. My mom would take me to practice and on weekends I would stay with my grandparents,  who would accompany me to the games. In addition, a left wheel game, but also a double 5 or playmaker,” Rocio said about his position on the court.

Over the years, football became the protagonist of his days. Among his first tournaments are the traditional  National Evita Games and the Binational Andean Integration Games, as a member of the Mendoza national team. But that wasn't all, he was also part of the Argentina National Team in U17 and U20. 

While Rocio  is a Boca fan, he did not hesitate to accept the proposal of one of the biggest clubs in the country, such as River Plate:  “When they called me I was frozen, I couldn't believe they wanted me there that week. But the trip lasted a week longer because I had to go with studies and pass free. My pass was in Las Pumas, they gave it to me without any problems.”

In the coming weeks Rocio will travel to Buenos Aires, where he will stay in a hostel with other girls from the interior. On her arrival at the Millionaires, the player explained that she was discovered by a contact from a representative agency:  “They put together the video with several plays of mine and that's how they met me. I couldn't let it go, it's an opportunity that wasn't to think so hard. It's a great start to my career as a footballer.” 

The news of his transfer was greeted with great happiness by his loved ones. His  family  is composed of his father Sergio; his mother Valeria Ysaguirre; his sisters, Tamara, 26 and Lourdes, 20; and his nephews Mateo, who turns the first year next week, and Azul, who is 6 years old.she is her goddaughter. “They're super happy, they just want to see me grow up. I never hesitated to leave, but it's hard to leave everything here, my family, my partner and friends,” he said.

Rocio recognized all those who accompanied her in this dream:  “I thank my family and my partner and their family; they have been an important pillar in all this that I am living...  And my grandparents who have always been and follow me since I am 7!”.

Finally, the future riverplatense said: “Football is everything, I'm sorry and I play it since I have a conscience. He gave me friends, opportunities and places that I would not have met without  'round'  . Today it is giving me this opportunity to go and play first and one of the most important clubs in Argentina.”

Publication Date: 21/10/2020

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