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Cayetano Metrestra of Spain wins IMG Academy Boys Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of July 22

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. 

The IMG Academy Boys Soccer winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of July 22 is 15-year-old Cayetano Metrestra from Madrid, Spain.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

I've been playing soccer since I was four years old.

Who is your coach?

Coach Ferdi DeMatthaeis.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite thing about IMG Academy is the competitiveness in soccer and I love the people.

What professional athletes inspire you the most?

The professional athletes that inspires me the most are Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane. When I was younger, I saw Zidane play soccer a lot and I even got to talk to him. I love him and I know he's a very good player. Ronaldo inspires me because he's very competitive and he makes himself better every day.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

I like to sleep because I'm very tired after matches.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

The love of the sport pushes me through a tough practice. Soccer is my favorite sport.