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Santiago Muñez

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The exciting world of professional soccer ...

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The exciting world of professional soccer comes to life as young Santiago Munez from Los Angeles is playing for Newcastle United and then is chosen to play for Real Madrid where he faces the pressures and temptations of fame.


Santiago ...

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Santiago Muñez

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Santiago Muñez Santiago Muñez is a fictional character in the Goal! series of films. He is the main character in Goal! and , and he is a supporting character in Goal! 3. He is a fictional footballer who winds up playing for Real Madrid, followed by Tottenham Hotspurs, after beginning his career at Newcastle United. Muñez is portrayed by actor Kuno Becker.
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Santiago Muñez is a skilled footballer. He is the son of a gardener who lives in a barrio section of Los Angeles and illegally entered the USA from Mexico ten years earlier. Besides gardening with his father, he works as a bus boy in a Chinese restaurant. His ultimate dream is to play football professionally. Due to his poor life and the fact that he plays solely for a local club consisting of Hispanics who work in a car wash, he feels it is unlikely.
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Glen arranges to get Muñez a tryout with Newcastle United, who have recently signed a new player named Gavin Harris.
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Needing to get to England, Santiago starts to save his money, which he stashes in an old shoe. Unfortunately, his father steals his savings to buy a Chevrolet truck, allowing them to work for themselves. His dream is not lost, though, when his grandmother, who loves football as much as he does, sells off some old jewelry and buys him his tickets to England.
Glen warmly welcomes Santiago to his house and takes him to his tryout.
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Glen manages to convince the manager that Santiago needs a month's trial to show his full potential.
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Santiago does not tell the full truth to the club nurse, Roz Harmison, in his medical test and does not mention his asthma.
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After a month, in a reserve game, a jealous teammate crushes Santiago's inhaler. His asthma causes him to play badly, and his coach lets him go.
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Santiago manages to get a contract for the reserves team and moves in with Gavin.
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Despite the victory, the manager informs Santiago that his weakness is that he does not pass the ball. That night, he and Harris go out partying, only for a picture of the two to wind up in the tabloid ''The Sun'', causing anger from the manager. At the same time, Santiago's friend, Jamie, suffers a career-ending injury that only causes him additional grief.
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Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Santiago's father dies of a heart attack. Devastated, Santiago plans to return home. While in the airport waiting for his flight back to Los Angeles, he decides not to return. Believing he may not play any longer, he goes to St. James' Park to feel what it would be like to play there, and is informed by the manager that he has been selected to play against Liverpool F.C..
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In the final minutes of injury time, Santiago assists Harris in scoring the equaliser by finally passing the ball to him, to make it 2-2.
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Mere minutes before the end of the game, Harris is tripped and Newcastle gain a wide free kick, which Harris gives to Santiago.
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Santiago, with the hopes and prayers of the whole city of Newcastle resting on his shoulders, scores, and Newcastle win 3-2. Glen reveals to Santiago that his grandmother is trying to call. She mentions that his father ''did'' watch his first match against Fulham, after learning this from a fellow supporter who happens to be Brian Johnson, lead singer from AC/DC, Newcastle born and bred. Santiago shouted to Glen that his father saw him play and was proud of him before he died. Glen replies: He's probably watching now. The film ends with Santiago shedding tears of joy while embracing his realised dream.
Cast[link] Kuno Becker as Santiago Muñez


The film follows former Newcastle United ...

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The film follows former Newcastle United star Santiago Muñez as he is first scouted, and then signed by Real Madrid for the 2005-06 season.


Santiago Muñez Santiago ...

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Santiago Muñez Santiago Muñez is a fictional character in the Goal! series of films. He is the main character in Goal! and , and he is a supporting character in Goal! 3. He is a fictional footballer who winds up playing for Real Madrid, followed by Tottenham Hotspurs, after beginning his career at Newcastle United. Muñez is portrayed by actor Kuno Becker.

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Santiago Muñez
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Santiago Muñez, is a skilled footballer, he is the son of a gardener who lives in the Barrio section of Los Angeles, having illegally entered the USA from Mexico ten years earlier. Besides gardening with his father, he works as a bus boy in a Chinese restaurant. His ultimate dream is to play soccer professionally. Due to his poor life and the fact that he plays solely for a local club consisting of Hispanics who work in a Car wash, he feels it is unlikely.
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Needing to get to England, Santiago starts to save his money which he stashes in an old shoe. Unfortunately, his father steals his savings to buy a Chevrolet truck, allowing them to work for themselves. His dream is not lost, though, when his grandmother, who loves soccer as much as he does, sells off some old jewelry and buys him his tickets.
Glen warmly welcomes Santiago to his house and takes him to his tryout.
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Glen manages to convince the manager that Santiago needs a month's trial to show his full potential.
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Santiago does not tell the full truth to the club nurse, Roz Harmison, in his medical test and does not mention his asthma.
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After a month, in a reserve game, a jealous teammate crushes Santiago's inhaler. His asthma causes him to play badly, and his coach lets him go.
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Santiago manages to get a contract for the Reserves team and moves in with Gavin.
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Despite the victory, the manager informs Santiago that his weakness is that he does not pass the ball. That night, he and Harris go out partying, only for a picture of the two to wind up in the tabloid ''The Sun'', causing anger from the manager. At the same time, Santiago's friend, Jamie, suffers a career-ending injury that only causes him additional grief.
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Back in Los Angeles, Santiago's father dies of a heart attack. Devastated, Santiago plans to return home. While in the airport waiting for his flight back to Los Angeles, he decides not to return. Believing he may not play any longer, he goes to St. James' Park to feel what it's like there, and is informed by the manager that he is playing against Liverpool.
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In the dying minutes of injury time, Santiago assists Harris in scoring the equaliser by finally passing the ball to him, to make it 2-2.
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Mere minutes before the end of the game, Harris is tripped and Newcastle gain a wide free kick, which Harris gives to Santiago.
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Santiago, with the hopes and prayers of the whole city of Newcastle resting on his shoulders, scores, and Newcastle win 3-2. Glen reveals to Santiago that his grandmother is trying to call.
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The Director Mike Jefferies said that there will be a Goal IV film centering around the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and it will show Santiago finally playing? for Mexico & playing in London for Tottenham Hotspur.
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Kuno Becker as Santiago Muñez


R.I.C Publications

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Santiago Muñez has made his mark in the UK Premier league as a top midfielder with Newcastle United. European football now beckons and he finds himself playing along side stars such as Beckham and Zidane for Real Madrid. But playing in the UEFA Champions League brings pressures that Santiago had never anticipated. Will he have the strength to keep his dream alive? Based on the hit 2007 movie Goal II!

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