Gabri Veiga’s Cinderella story: from a pumpkin patch to Celta Vigo colossus | La Liga

In the land of Iago Aspas, maybe one day Gabri Veiga will write his own story. Still only 20 and a journalism student, it started with him kicking a pumpkin around his uncle’s place in the Galician countryside. Where it goes, who knows yet, but it’s going to be somewhere good: named the best player in La Liga for February, a likely call-up for Spain this Friday, and scorer of eight (mostly absurd) goals this season.

The one against Betis was ridiculous and some even have dared claim the Celta Vigo midfielder will end up like Aspas, his captain. Only, Veiga insists, there’s no one like…


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