Starting from Barnet to “The Blues”, commonly known as Bangalore, Lusima has got a remarkable journey. Lusima, whose full name has been Luis Manuel Villa Lopez was originally working as a free agent after he encountered the termination of his contract with SD Ponferradina. 

Lusima got an offer from nowhere for playing in the Indian Super League. He decided to sign up for the Bengaluru FC and that made him move ahead towards the golden choice of his life. He thought that it would bring him the opportunity to make his dream game as the career option for a lifetime. All these started taking place since January 2019. 

Lusima’s journey on the field

As per the football norms are concerned, a team can have only upto 8 foreign players. From these 8, only 5 gamers were allowed to play on the pitch at once. Although Lusima got the no. 9 in the team, he ensured the audience to feel his presence on the field. 

As the match got stuck with the North East United, Lusima went on the pitch when 22 minutes were left for the match to get through a tie and ultimately, they won the match by a 3-0. 

Next, there was a match when Bengaluru stood against the FC Goa on 17th March, 2019. Finally, luck was in their favor and after a goal less match going on for around 70 minutes, this champion came on the field and the team won by 1-0. 

Only a few minutes were left for the extra time to be over and it was certainly the second honor for this amazing Spanish player. It was such a happening match that the bettors had to hold their breath tight till the last second of the match. Last but not the least, we can say that his dream of playing in the mid-field finally turned to be true! 

Early life of this young spirit

Lusima formerly made his debut into the La Liga post three weeks of his 18th birthday and initially, he used to work at the local club, named as the Racing Santander. He had to move to England by the month of July, 2013 for playing a test match with Barnet. 

Prior his entry into the contract with Barnet, he played with various clubs in the Segunda. The time when Lusima got into the contract, it was managed by the Dutch guy, Edgar Davids. However, with the passing time, as Davids retired, Martin Alley started taking his place. As a result, Lusima used to get lesser time on the pitch. 

Lusima was so determined that he made it upto 13 goals and Barnet won the title. He didn’t choose to pause his career anyway. Instead, he went back to Spain and bid farewell through an emotional letter. 

Bottom line:

Though he has turned 30, he still wants to continue his career in the stream of football. If nothing turns out, he says that he would join the police force. 

Some of the quotes were taken from a Betway Online Interview with Luisma.