Hector Bellerin is an extraordinary and generous player
However, he was trained at the Catalan club before leaving at the age of 16 to Arsenal, the right-back who is now 27 years old is back home and since he is everywhere in the press.
In all social networks, his appearance and his physicality are as buzz as his personal commitments. His coach was looking for a right-back, but it is not necessarily for his sporting qualities that the return of the native of Calella is so much talk.
Always committed to environmental issues, Bellerin stands out from his teammates and opponents with commitments and private life choices that are out of place in the small, ultra-privileged world of soccer. For several years now, he has not eaten meat and follows a strict vegan diet that allows him to “recover faster and have more energy”.
In England, he caused a sensation when he played for Arsenal, he committed to financing the planting of 3000 trees in the Amazon with each victory of the London club. Eventually, 60,000 trees were planted thanks to him. “When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time with my grandfather in his garden. We were planting trees. It’s a subject I’m sensitive to,” Bellerin said. “It’s important to me that my actions have a positive impact for future generations. We need preserved places, with biodiversity, to be able to continue playing in the open air.”
At Barça, many hopes he will use his fame to spread messages. “I’m happy to have a player like him in Barça,” writes columnist Guillermo Caballos. “I am convinced that many of his struggles will find a much greater speaker in Barcelona”.