Sergi Ors plays his ex-colleagues at Marcet after being signed by CD Castellón.

Five years is a lifetime, especially in the word of football. Even more so when said lustrum coincides with the most important years of a player’s development. Sergi Ors knows this, having first arrived at Marcet at the age of 10 to leave just before coming of age. A time in his life he remembers dearly that came to an end on two high notes.

Sergi Ors walks out onto the pitch wearing his CD Castellón uniform for a match against Villarreal CF.

“The technicians at CD Castellón came to see me last year, on a visit to play at Marcet”, Sergi remembers. “They must have liked me, I ended up doing the preseason with them and they eventually signed me onto the team”. Good news that would soon amount to more in a question of weeks when the Left Winger was drafted for the Valencian Community’s team after four league rounds. A long time has passed since the day Sergi made an appearance in this video:

Towards the end of January, Sergi spent a memorable night in his new colours when visited by his ex-colleagues from Marcet. “I was really looking forward to this match, to seeing my old peers again after five years of living with them”. These past five years gave Sergi the opportunity to play teams like Atlético de Madrid, CA Osasuna, Getafe CF and Rayo Vallecano:

“At Marcet, I learnt what it means to play as a team as well as making a lot of progress in terms of tactical football. I can definitely feel the difference on the pitch”, explains Sergi. “In the beginning, I took part in an intensive course, then started going to Barcelona every weekend, until I made the choice of staying here permanently”.

Marcet will always be his home, something his old peers made sure to remind him after their friendly match with a sea of hugs, jeering and banter. Who’s to say they won’t cross paths again in the future, but for now Sergi is a proud player of CD Castellón, coincidently where he first started playing football as a child. Wherever he goes, it looks like he’s been destined to be the man of the house.