Etnoliga heroes

Here are our heroes!
Eight players talk about our league from their perspective. They are not representative in any way, because everyone in the Etnoliga is different, everyone has their own history and point of view. Who are they, where do they come from, how did they end up in Etnoliga? What do they do every day? Did football help them find their way in our country? Every few weeks, another hero and another story.

Hakan Demir: Our team has a little bit of everything

It is hard to become professional when your family refrains you. Meet Hakan who moved from Turkey to Poland in the age of 17 to play football and study film-making.

Lara Lovero: Etnoliga creates very special environment

She enjoys Poland, especially when playing football. Here is Lara – an Argentinian engineer who decided to leave everything behind and move here with her partner and two cats.

Goutam Mohanty: I like being a part of a big team

He has played as a central midfielder, a center back, a striker and a goalkeeper. And he does play cricket as all Indians do. How did this law teacher from Bhubaneswar found his way to Warsaw and Etnoliga?

Boubacar Diallo: Say ‘hi’ to your new neighbour

Being a Muslim in Poland is not always easy, but this Senegalese athlete has found his own way.

Laura Amador: It’s about being yourself

Volleyball, surfing, tennis, but most of all football. Is it easy for a Portuguese girl to develop her sports passions and career in Poland?

Omar Khlifi: We are one team

One of the most recognizable and cheerful characters of Etnoliga tells about his heart divided between Poland and Morocco. Discover the bright side of football with Omar.

Melanie Święcicka: One leg in Poland, one in the US, both in Etnoliga

Co-captain of Lobos tells about the roots of her cross-cultural team and explains how Etnoliga teaches respect between men and women in practice.

Horacio Flores: In Poland I feel at home

Etnoliga’s top scorer explains the life in Poland and his passion for football. Discover our cross-cultural league from the perspective of a Mexican who fell in love with Polish girl and has set up his second home here.

The task was carried out as part of the re-granting competition of the project “I am European: Stories and facts about migrations to the 21st century” financed by the European Union. The Center for Citizenship Education acts as a partner organization of the consortium implementing the project and the organizer of the competition in Poland. The text expresses the views of the authors only and cannot be equated with the official position of the European Union or the Center for Citizenship Education.