The final goodbye from Zaga Zeravica to Pilar Valero
The ache and tears for Pilar Valero additionally sprout in Belgrade. There, within the chilly Serbian capital, Zaga Zeravica cries inconsolably for the irreparable lack of one of the best Aragonese participant of all time. By means of a significant and emotional textual content, the emblematic coach of Banco Zaragoza pays tribute to “Pilarín”an “unforgettable” participant with whom she contributed to attaining the best milestone in Aragonese basketball: the historic Copa de la Reina in 1990.
That is the complete letter that Zaga Zeravica has written:
I’m in Belgrade and, sadly, I can’t say goodbye to Pilarín, our dearest good friend, as a panther, sister and one of the best Aragonese basketball participant.
I took a faculty workforce, “the ladies”, through which I at all times noticed loads of need to work. We began in Salduba, within the Parque Grande, with few sources and loads of need.
Pilar, Teresa Seco, Nines Gracia, Ana Simón, the Lahoz sisters, Elena and Silvia, Inés, Ana… Forgive me, women, it has been a very long time however I really like you all.
Naiđe was relying on us. Nonetheless, we received 19 of the primary 19 video games within the Segunda. We needed to climb two steps to get promoted and towards groups that had class.
The women, with nice enthusiasm, ALWAYS led by Pilarín, along with her vitality (I do not know the place it got here from, it was like a toothpick)his animosity, his pleasure, ALWAYS joking and optimistic.
Within the stands I had “my baker, my greengrocer, my hairdresser, my neighbors…” There have been at all times individuals from her neighborhood, with their dad and mom and brother, cheering us on.
They traveled with us, paying to cheer us on and have a good time with us. That is A FAMILY FOREVER. To not lengthen, though I may inform anecdotes, I am simply going to say that with out Pilar Valero that workforce, from 1987 to 1991, would by no means be the identical WITHOUT PILAR.
I cry and I’m very unhappy. They’re all like my daughters. I really like them and can love them so long as I dwell. When a daughter leaves you, it hurts so much. Pilarin rests in PEACEmy daughter, good friend and sister of all of us who love you.