Former Real Madrid defender Fernando Zunzunegui passed away from a heart attack last week at the age of 70. Zunzunegui played for Los Blancos from 1965 to 1973, following a successful period at Celta Vigo. During his time, the team won two Copa del Reys (1970 and 1974) and four Liga titles (1967, 1968, 1969, and 1972). He eventually moved to Levante where he retired from the game. Two very nice obituaries are available here and here.
A moment of silence was held in his memory at the Castilla vs Getafe B game this past Saturday. Celta has announced they will observe a moment of silence on September 13 at their game vs Real Sociedad.
Rest in peace, Fernando.
HALA MADRID! Here’s to a great and successful season.
As a surprise to NO ONE, Cris has made the 3-player shortlist for the 2013/14 UEFA Best Player in Europe award. This is Cris’ fourth successive appearance on this list since the award was implemented for the 2010-11 season. James and Ángel made the top ten as well, finishing 7 and 9 in the voting respectively. Continue reading
As the transfer window chugs along, at least one rumor can be laid to rest. Karim has just signed a 5 year extension to his contract. Continue reading
Check out Xabi listening to the audio from La Decima and the expressions on his beautiful face as he relives the match. I wonder if he’s thinking “This is the part where I gnawed on Jese. Good times.” Gotta admit, I got a little weepy watching this.