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 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 24 | Copa Libertadores Excitement
Robinho Lazaró had assembled the best squad he'd worked with in his 12 years as Envigado FC anager. Going into the second half of the 2033 campaign, the club had won six of the last eight Liga BetPlay Dimayor titles, reached the least eight league stage finals and was seeking a fifth successive Finalización victory.
Wonderkid Factory | Part 23 | Envigado: Most Reputable Club In Colombia
Robinho Lazaró ticked off one of the overarching aims of his Wonderkid Factory challenge as Envigado became the most reputable team in Colombia. They're also the 25th most reputable team in all of South America.
Wonderkid Factory | Part 22 | 50 Goals, 50 Goals, Acevedo
Robinho Lazaró oversaw a mass of sales and somehow dragged one of his youngest group of homegrown players so far to a sixth successive Liga BetPlay Dimayor league stage final. But the sales weren't done there as another young starlet departed between the Apertura and Finalización stages.
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.
Wonderkid Factory | Part 18 | Homegrown Heroes
Robinho Lazaró's team of young starlets became the first Colombian club to win back-to-back league stage titles for a decade. But these homegrown heroes were verging on the edge of greatness.
Wonderkid Factory | Part 17 | Juan Manuel Zapata: Record Appearances Holder
The wonderkid factory that is Envigdo FC saw its exciting prospects flourish in 2029 as, free from the shackles of continental football, a young team dominated Colombia's Finalización stage. But the hard work began now.