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Jose Figura beats off 100 footballers to be crowned Nike’s ‘The Chance’ winner.
Jose Figura was crowned the world’s best unsigned footballer and believes his tutelage at Redbridge College helped mould him into a winner.
The 19-year-old student was triumphant at the world final of Nike’s ‘The Chance’ in Barcelona – and now has the opportunity to travel the world as part of the Nike Academy Squad.
He said: “If it wasn’t for the guidance I received from my coaches at Redbridge College then I wouldn’t be as mature as I am now, on and off the pitch.”
Figura, who previously won the UK edition of the competition in June, travelled to Barcelona in August for a week of intensive training alongside 100 other ‘The Chance’ winners from 55 countries.