14 February 2013
A delegation from Ferenc Puskas Academy, headed by its president Lorinc Meszaros and director Janos Jakab, took advantage of the end of the students' academic year to make a trip to the Spanish capital. The representatives attended the Champions League match against Manchester United and took the Bernabeu Tour, where they were received by Emilio Butragueño, Real Madrid director of Institutional Relations. Ferenc Kovacs, former player and coach of the Hungarian national side, Sports Minister Istvan Simicsko and Hungarian Member of Parliament and representative of the Roma population Jozsef Varga also joined the trip.
The Realmadrid Foundation's social and sports academy located in the city of Felcsut was the first to be opened in Europe. There are currently 111 beneficiaries (71 studying football and 40 basketball), among whom are include children of Roma ethnicity with scarce educational and economic resources.