The day that Cruyff left Spanish soccer as a Barça participant with a defeat towards Recre
the farewell of Gerard Piqué as an lively participant on the Camp Nou he has returned the reminiscence of others illustrious footballers of FC Barcelona on the time of his goodbye. In all probability essentially the most remembered of all is the Dutch Johan Cruyff, who left the Catalan group however prolonged his keep in Spain just a little longer, along with his time on the Elevate within the Second Division.
It was only a few months, between March and June 1981, though his final match as a Barça participant, within the ranks of the Valencian group, befell in Could, on Sunday the seventeenth, in the identical Metropolis of Valencia, towards Recreation of Huelva.
Cruyff left with the bitter style of defeat, in a 0-2 in favor of Recre with two objectives from the Argentine Hugo Alberto Modigo in minutes 22 and 60. The Dutchman performed as a starter and accomplished the 90 minutes of play however his major contribution was a yellow card, the second of the 2 he noticed that season at Levante.
The Valencian group was then educated by Rifé, after the dismissal of Pachín shortly after Cruyff arrived on the squad. That match with the Dean he performed with Bebic, Palmer (Herencia), Gómez, Sierra, Lavado, Floro Garrido, José, Agustín, Cazaurang (Ponce), Cruyff and Pousada.
That 12 months there was additionally a relay within the Dean’s Bench, that permanence within the Silver Class was at stake. The Argentinian Roque Olsen, legendary former Actual Madrid participant, he began the season however was dismissed in March, then taking cost of the albiazul bench chutxi arangur, An important identify within the historical past of Recre, which continued in Huelva for 3 extra seasons.
That leisure eleven that defeated Levante in Cruyff’s goodbye was made up of baumgartner, From the Riva, Navarre, Comas, Modigo, Miguel Angel, White (Strong), Moret, Zuluaga, Jose Luis and Culafic (Cepda).
That victory in Valencia got here for the Dean after additionally profitable the Oviedo, at house, 2-0, and per week earlier than closing the League, within the Municipality of Isla Chica, with one other nice win (3-0) towards Atletico Madrid b.
Actual Madrid within the Cup
Solely eleven days earlier than that confrontation, the Recre had been eradicated within the Copa del Rey Spherical of 16 for Actual Madrid. Though the albiazules had achieved a draw (1-1) in Huelva, with objectives from Aitor Aguirre and Santillana, within the flip within the Bernabeu, succumbed 4-1 regardless of Navarro’s aim. Madrid added with Juanito (2), Isidro and Pineda.
Cruyff solely performed 12 video games with Levante, 9 full, and solely scored two objectives, each in the identical sport, at house towards royal oviedo, and they didn’t even serve to present victory to his group, for the reason that match resulted in a draw at two.
After his discreet passage by means of Valencia, the Dutchman performed three extra seasons, already in your nation: two within the Ajax and a final one, 1983/84, within the Feyenoord.