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WHO WE ARE

Latin American Footballers’ Alliance (LAFA) is a lifestyle management group based in the United Kingdom. We are the only organisation focussed exclusively on Latin American player care in the world.

WHAT WE DO

LAFA provides bespoke services, such as concierge and lifestyle management, to individual Latin American players and their families in their native language. We help bridge the linguistic, cultural and knowledge gaps that exist when a player moves to the United Kingdom or between clubs. We simplify the lives of players and their families, allowing them to maximise their playing potential.

WHY WE DO IT

To officially support and recognise professional Latin American footballers who play across the United Kingdom. We admire their contribution to our game and we do everything we can to help players from the region flourish.

WHO WE WORK WITH

We work with players, clubs and representatives, according to the demands requested of us.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

We are the only organisation focussed exclusively on individual Latin American player care in the world. We are an independent, inclusive, trustworthy and reliable point of contact for any Latin American players in the UK. Our team’s skill set comprised of language, Latin American working experience and cultural understanding is unparalleled. Our deep UK market knowledge & connections to an extensive network of key individuals and high quality affiliates sets us apart. Together, this ensures we provide an exemplary personal service to our clients.

OUR PROMISE

We are proud to say that every organisation that we work with are leaders and standard bearers in their respective industries. They possess extensive experience of working with high net worth (HNW) individuals from Latin America. We collaborate with them according to their integrity, discretion, values and standards. This ensures that player and family receive the highest quality service available at all times.

OUR FOUNDERS

    Christian MacLaren

    Christian is a Latin American business specialist having lived and worked for considerable time across the continent. Before founding LAFA, Christian worked in London as a Senior Consultant at the country’s leading Latin American communications firm, Branding Latin America. He possesses extensive experience of dealing with private and public sector organisations and individuals, such as Presidents and high net worth entrepreneurs, from the region. Christian is an expert on Latin American culture and is a fluent Spanish speaker. 

    Julio Arca

    Julio is an Argentine ex-professional footballer who spent 13 years playing at the pinnacle of English football and was named twice in the PFA Team of the Year in the process. He arrived in England in 2000 when he joined Sunderland AFC from Buenos Aires based Argentinos Juniors and subsequently made over 150 appearances for the ‘Black Cats’. Julio then made the switch to Middlesbrough FC in 2006 and spent the following 7 years at the club where he reached 350 appearances in England. Julio is the second highest capped Latin American player in the history of English football.  

 

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