Adidas and Ricky Rubio #TakeOnManila and Football

Spain Basketball and NBA star Ricky Rubio recently had his Take On Manila tour and with it came a visit to The Younghusband Football Academy – Chelsea FC Soccer Schools.


Rubio was welcomed by Pinoy Footballers and James and Phil Younghusband who gave him a walkthrough of the football academy and the progress of football in the country.

The NBA star then gave some words to the academy youngsters, talking about his younger days where he enjoyed playing football with his friends up to the present where he still takes up the sport in the offseason.


The Spanish player then proceeded to play with the different youngsters of the academy from the six year olds up to the teenagers.

watch Ricky Rubio play with little kids

The session ended with a crossbar challenge between Ricky, Phil, James, and Magic 89.9’s DJ Tony Toni.  Phil hit the crossbar in his first try while James got it in his second. Rubio, who was wearing the brand new Adidas X15 boots, took a while but finally hit the crossbar after many close tries. 


When asked about his favorite football team, the talented guard had no hesitation in saying “Barcelona” who is led by World’s Best Player and Adidas endorser, Lionel Messi.

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