Santander League 2018-19TOOn November 23, 1947 the Atletico got his biggest win in a derby: 5-0.
ANDlAtltico de Madrid – Real Madridthat was played on November 23, 1947, in theOriginal Metropolitan Stadium,It was special for Spanish football for a reason that had little to do with the game and the result. When in modern times you look for justifications for spending on a high-level signing it is sometimes pointed out that the new star"sell many shirts". Well: if you can sell those shirts, many copies of yours in particular, is due to an initiative ofPablo Hernndez Coronado, one of the great geniuses that Spanish football has had that, in that match, made theReal Madridwas the first Spanish football team thatnumber your shirts.
So, when we talk about a '9', a '11' or a '10' and it comes to our head both the position in the field and the player's theoretical function we are paying tribute, although we do not know, to Mr. Pablo.
The idea of entering the numbers on the football was not his. In British soccer, it has been used since the 1920s but what Don Pablo had in his head when he managed to convince Santiago Bernabu to introduce innovation precisely in that game? Because the truth was thatthe shock is brought and vena 'hot':the last match of the season 1946-47 had faced an Attico of Madrid, which that same year had recovered its name after several years of beingAttic Aviation,with Real Madrid on the same stage, the Metropolitan. Athletic, Attico and Valencia were playing the title. Those who had better were the rojiblancos, who depend on themselves and winning were champions.
At first glance, although it is on its back, it is appreciated that the play intervenes Pont
But they did not:they fell 2-3 before Madridand the title went to Valencia, not without the athletic players denouncing that the whites, who did not play anything, dealttowgenerously Nobody, in justice, can already comment on whether such a thing was true or an excuse for a loser, but it is true that the environment for the next duel in the Metropolitan was marked by those events.
Real Madrid came to the Metropolitan in the eighth place of the table while the Atletico was fifth. The white coach,Jacinto Quincoces, said that "Madrid was not Madrid". Surely throughout the season will not meet the expectations of Don Jacinto because it ended up skimming thedownhill positionsthat even occupied during a day. The white club was in the final stretch of the construction of theNew Chamartn, now Santiago Bernbu Stadium, and the treasurer did not give for works and at the same time maintain a strong staff (they were alsoYears of Hungerfor all of Spain). The stadium will be inaugurated two weeks after that game. Maybe Don Pablo chose that day to release the numbers as a sign that, although the present was not good, Real Madrid wasa club for the future…
But the premiere was not exactly lucido. El Atltico veng in some way the stumble of the previous year and achieveda 5-0 that remains his biggest win in a derby. Those who succeeded were Prez, Riera, Aparicio, Farias, Valdivieso, Cuenca, Juncosa, Vidal, Silva, Campos and Escudero. Those who received it, numbered, wereCalleja (1), Clemente (2), Corona (3), Pont (4), Ortiz (5), Huete (6), Macala (7), Alonso (8), Pruden (9), Gonzlez (10) and Cabrera (11). They marked Juncosa (2), Escudero, Campos and Vidal.
I did not put a pin in the Metropolitano in that Atltico-Real Madrid
But despite the defeat, the numerical initiative was successful: from the 1948-49 season theobligatoryof the use of numbers. In principle, from 1 to 11. It would be necessary to wait until 1995 for the numbers to be 'property' of the player and his name was inscribed on it and the sale of T-shirts was encouraged, in spite of the work of the team. Don Pablo came to see himHe died, centenary, in 1997, after having been all in Spanish football and also in Real Madrid, except president (but it was de facto during the Civil War). Your book"The things of the football" (1953)it is perhaps the best that about this sport has been written in Spain.
P.D .: Based on memories of old fans, another tradition is also emerging from this party: the term"handyman"as a hurtful synonym of a 5-0. It is often mentioned in memoirs of the time that red-and-white fans greeted those days to their known meringues with raising their hands, with open palm and well-marked fingers. It is also said that the first joke was that the triumph had been for "Ortiz to zero" (Ortiz had 5). The Whites promise revenge, alluding to the fact that in the next match the eleven of the Atletico will have to face80,000 throats meringuesin the New Chamartn. And indeed it was another game with history. Above they have the link.