My name is Roberto Smith and I am the Creator and Founder of BelloGoal (translated Beautiful Goal).
I was born in La Ceiba, Honduras. My mom was from Honduras and my dad was from Jamaica. Growing up, I played many sports, but the one that I enjoyed the most was soccer. I used to dribble the ball a lot and my peripheral vision and speed was always unpredictable.
I can remember playing endless hours of soccer. Being the youngest of five, I was the last one to leave Honduras to come to the United States. I initially lived in Pennsylvania with my brother and his wife and a year later we relocated to Mishawaka, Indiana. At the time, I was looking to further my education and enrolled in a local college. I remember being asked if I knew how to play soccer. Of course, my response was “yes!”, and that was when my story of soccer in the United States began.
My love of soccer and hobby of wood crafting ultimately brought my vision of BelloGoal to reality. BelloGoal brings the excitement of soccer to a tabletop wood-crafted game that can be enjoyed worldwide. Throughout the years, I have developed numerous versions of the game, starting with a two player game and later expanded it to a four player game.
”For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20. With this verse in mind, my goal is to reach the four corners of the world with BelloGoal. I’m sure it will bring much exciting enjoyment to all who take on the challenge of this game!