“Procedural Law 1 was a final. If I didn’t pass, I would get stuck all the way through the correlatives. I went for 4 because I had to pass it yes or yes, I had to win no matter what, and I ended up getting a 9″. Lisandro Magallán proudly told TN that he won that final he had in law school, and he won by far.
The former defender of Boca and Gymnastics of La Platawho until now played for Anderlecht in Belgium and whose transfer belongs to Ajax in the Netherlands, has been studying law since 2013. nine years dividing his time between professional soccer and a career that he hopes to end once he returns to play for Argentina in a few years.
“I started law in 2013 when I was already in Boca. At first when I finished school I had started engineering that I liked more, but the courses were all face-to-face and because of my career as a footballer I couldn’t. So in my family there are several lawyers and they advised me to go into law because you can surrender freely. At first I got involved because they told me, but later I started to like it and now I want to receive it”Magallán recounted after the 9 that appears on the notebook.
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After playing last season in Belgium, in the next few days the 28-year-old central defender will return to the Netherlands to join Ajax in pre-season, where he still has one year left on his contract. He does not know where he will play the 2022/2023 campaign, but he is clear that it is not yet time to return to the country.
“I want to stay at least one more year in Europe and fulfill the contract with Ajax. I don’t know if I’m going to stay at the club or they’re going to sell me, but the idea is to stay there, “said the footballer who has four titles with the Boca shirt and two championships with Ajax.
How Lisandro Magallán prepared himself to approve the final
Since he returned to Argentina, the man from La Plata born in the Tolosa neighborhood and trained in the inferiors of Lobo, set himself the goal of passing the subject Procedural Law 1 in order to continue with the race.
“Since I had vacations, I came to the country for two weeks and it just coincided with the fact that there was an exam table, so I prepared hard to pass. Anyway, I’m honest: I went for 4. I wanted to approve it yes or yes to unlock the correlatives. Later, when I sat down to give it, I realized that I knew a lot and I ended up getting a 9″.
The professors at the exam table did not recognize him until the moment they put the note in the notebook, and Magallán told the anecdote: “When the professor grabbed the notebook he saw that I had not signed any subject since 2018. I had passed some but not I had made them sign because the pandemic was in the middle and because I was abroad. ´What do you do?´ he asked me, and there I told him that I was a footballer. ´Ah, Magallán, yes, the surname sounded familiar to me´, he told me. But that was at the end when I was putting on the 9″.
Magallán and his future between football and a university degree
“My brother laughs because it’s been nine years since I started my degree, it’s getting a little longer than usual ha ha. But I plan to finish it, I want to graduate. I’m halfway through the race. I have less than 15 subjects left. When I return to play in Argentina I will have more possibilities to perform a little more often and in the future to have my title”, highlighted the defender who also wore the shirts of Rosario Central and Defensa Justicia in Argentine soccer, and who had steps by Deportivo Alavés in Spain and Crotone in Italy.
During the pandemic, the modality of virtual courses favored him to move forward and feel that he is getting closer to the university degree.
“I was able to study remotely and that helped me, but now everything is back to normal with the face-to-face courses. Still, I take advantage of the fact that he can surrender freely, otherwise it would be impossible, ”she stressed.
In the not too distant future, perhaps a return to his beloved Gymnastics can bring him closer to the National University of La Plata. He is not sure if he is going to practice as a lawyer or continue with the family business (the network of bakeries “La Casa de Maga”), but with his example he stands out the importance of soccer players preparing for the day after retirement from professional activity.