After 15 years in charge of Colombian wonderkid factory Envigado FC, Robinho Lazaró had proven that focusing on youth development alone can deliver success. In that time, Lazaró hadn't spent a single penny on new players but brought in an incredible £92m by selling 131 players.
Wonderkid Factory | Part 28 | Goalscoring Records Smashed
Robinho Lazaró spent two weeks between league stages celebrating becoming the greatest Colombian ever to try his hand at football management. But his attention swiftly switched to targeting a league stage double and Copa Libertadores progression.
Wonderkid Factory | Part 27 | Greatest Colombian Manager Ever
Robinho Lazaró was proving that transfers weren't everything in the beautiful game. He'd relied on Envigado FC's prodigious youth development to continually churn out new starlets that had won 10 league stage titles.
Wonderkid Factory | Part 26 | Borrero Smashes League Goals Record
Envigado FC had well and truly established themselves as the best team in Colombia by sealing four consecutive league stage titles. But competing with the very best in South America looked a step too far for Robinho Lazaró's side.
Wonderkid Factory | Part 25 | Record-Breaking Acevedo
Envigado FC celebrated a second Liga BetPlay Apertura and Finalización double in the 2033 season as an exciting generation of players really hit their stride. The challenge now was for Robinho Lazaró to try and keep hold of his top talents.
Wonderkid Factory | Part 21 | Record-Breaking Sales
Envigado FC wrapped up a third-successive Finalización title at the end of the 2031 campaign. But the summer ahead of the 2032 season was set to be one of significant changes and record-breaking sales.