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Santiago Muñez is a fictional character in the Goal! series of films. He is the main character in Goal! and Goal! 2: Living the Dream..., and he is a supporting character in Goal! 3. He is a fictional footballer who winds up playing for Real Madrid, after beginning his career at Newcastle United. Muñez is portrayed by actor Kuno Becker.

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Muñez grew up as a football high fan living in poverty in Mexico. His family escaped to Los Angeles in United States as illegal immigrants. As Santiago became older, he became a busboy at a Chinese restaurant, while also working part-time with his father in a gardening business. He lived with his father, a younger brother, and his grandmother — his mother left shortly after his younger brother was born. Glen Foy (

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), a former Scottish footballer and scout, spotted Santiago playing for an amateur club in Los Angeles, before offering him a tryout for Newcastle United. Despite his talent and Foy's praises, Santiago's father did not approve of accepting the offer, claiming that the family business is more important than sports. He later stole Santiago's hidden money to buy a used pickup truck, to begin his own gardening business. Without the money to travel, he nearly lost all hope of traveling to England for the tryout; however, his grandmother, with her own secret money, purchased Santiago a plane ticket to Newcastle, which he reluctantly accepted.

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Santiago arrived in Newcastle and was introduced to the manager of Newcastle United, Erik Dornhelm (

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Santiago was named in the Argentinian team (movie 3) / Spainish team (in book) for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but after being involved in a car accident during a pre-tournament trip to Romania, he suffers serious injuries and is unable to play. He does, however, still go to the World Cup to cheer on team-mates, and good friends, Charlie Braithwaite and Liam Adams, who are chosen in the England squad.

He was a very good player and this shows you can always reach your goal if you try hard.

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