Hello, football fans!! I am Juan Carlos and I invite you to come and play “Tejo”, Colombia’s national sport and then watch a Millonarios match with locals.
Founded in 1938, it is the greatest club in the country, with more than 9 million fans. For a good few years in the early ‘50s, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better football club in the world than Millonarios Fútbol Club. It was this period of dominance, later known as the Ballet Azul – that turned Millonarios into one of the marquee clubs in Colombia.
Because of a players’ strike in the Argentinian football league, Millonarios was able to acquire some great players who would become their driving force in the upcoming period. Their main signing was the incredible ALFREDO DI STEFANO. Due to the combination of their blue kits and their effortless goalscoring prowess, this squad soon became known as “El Ballet Azul”.
“Tejo” has a long history, dating back to the Muisca, a Pre-Columbian civilization. With its origins in present-day Boyacá, Tejo was called Turmequé by the Muisca and played with ceramic and gold instead of iron and gunpowder. Back in the day, the Muisca resorted to Tejo to resolve conflicts. Today, it’s a popular activity to have a fun time with friends, a including a beer and explosives sounds like a blast, right? It’s definitely one of the experiences you can’t miss while in Colombia!
After playing “Tejo”, we will watch Millonarios match in a bar full of local supporters and enjoy 90 minutes of intense football!