The former international player Luis del Sol, a myth from the quarry of the Real Betis and that he also played in the Real Madrid, Juventus from Turin and Rome, He died this Sunday at the age of 86 in Seville.
“Real Betis Balompié shows its utmost regret for the death of Luis del Sol Cascajares, the greatest legend in our history. D.E.P”The Betic club announced on Twitter along with an image of the legendary left interior pointing to his photo as a footballer on the player mural at the Benito Villamarín stadium.
Del Sol, born on April 6, 1935 in Arcos de Jalón (Soria), although baptized and settled in the Sevillian neighborhood of San Jerónimo due to his father’s railroad status, He is considered the best player to emerge from the Betis quarry and was much loved and admired for his hobby, which has honored his memory with numerous posts on social media.
International 16 times
International 16 times and 1964 Eurocup champion with Spain, this fine and powerful midfielder, who began playing as a winger and then as an inside, arrived at Betis as a youth and, after his debut in the 1954-55 campaign with the first team -then in Second-, he was six in total before signing in 1960 by Real Madrid.
At the merengue club he won a European Cup, an Intercontinental, two Leagues and a Generalissimo Cup together with Alfredo di Stéfano, until his transfer in 1962 to Juventus for 35 million pesetas, money that was paid for by the white sports city.
Reigned in Italy
Luis del Sol reigned in Italy, from 1962 to 1970 at Juventus and from 1970 to 1972 at Roma, and was nicknamed ‘Settepulmoni’ (Siete Pulmones) for his great physical and soccer power, although over time he was also baptized as ‘Il postino’ or luxury postman for his enormous ability to raise balls from area to area and serve them to his teammates.
After becoming a idol in Juve and also shine in RomaThis Soriano and Sevillian by adoption returned to Betis to play one more season, before his retirement in 1972-1973. In total, he played 190 official matches with the green-and-white shirt and scored 45 goals.
However, that year was not Luis del Sol’s last service to the club of his life.
A) Yes, He was coach of the first team in 1986 and in the 2000-01 season, work that culminated with the promotion of Betis to First in Jaén; He also served as technical secretary at different times; And, as an example of the affection and admiration that beticismo has for him, the club’s sports city has been named after him since 2010.