About Futbolasta

Ariel Gonzalez

President of The Football Gallery, and the founder of the auction house FUTBOLASTA Auctions, has a college degree in Economy (1998) and a Master's degree of European Politics from the University of Heidelberg (2002) at Germany.

For the last twenty (20) years has been the top of authority in football memorabilia acquisitions and research by working on football memorabilia and museums in three World Cup host countries in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. His major exhibitions include: Adidas Argentina S.A Argentina National Team Shirt History Exposition 2007, National Sports Collectors Convention 2012 Baltimore, National Sports Collectors Convention Chicago 2013, National Sports Collectors Convention 2014 Cleveland, the "Spectrum Miami Art Basel Show" 2015,the "Art Expo New York" 2016.

Ariel Gonzalez participated in episode two of the Emmy-winning television show "A Piece of the Game", ESPN television show "Mint Condition" during 2013 and USA Bein Sports "Locker Room TV Show" 2016. For the past three years, we have worked on developing football memorabilia content for different companies, acquisitions consultant of Museo del Fútbol-Uruguay and named by Jordi Cruyff his Football Memorabilia Senior Acquisitions Consultant.

Ariel Gonzalez, President and Football Memorabilia Expert

Laura Franco Baich

has a College Degree in Science from the School of Medicine of the "Universidad de la Republica" of Uruguay. She has been dedicated, for the past 30 years, in the Historic Research of Uruguay's and South American Futbol, holding a Directive position in the Association of Researchers and Historians of Uruguay's Futbol.

She actively participated in obtaining support for the 1930 World Cup Museum in Uruguay now consider National Interest by the President of Uruguay (2001). Since 1995, she serves as an advisor for the Classification and Chronological Order determinations of items in the Museo del Futbol (Estadio Centenario) and the National Club Museum of Futbol in Uruguay.

She has collaborated and helped doing research and content for the following Rony J. Almeida books, namely: Memorabilia Primer Campeonato de Futbol 1930 (2001); Where the Legend Began (2006) as well as Antes y Después de Colombes (2010).

Laura Franco Baich - Expert and Appraiser of Futbol Memorabilia since 1985 – Futbolasta Consultant