"I was born in Utrera, but I'm from Cuenca"

The former Sevilla coach has been honored in Cuenca by putting his name to what was until now the Field of Beneficiencia.


El so far field of 'Benefit' of Cuenca is called from this Sunday 'Joaquín Caparrós Camino', in tribute to coach Joaquín Caparrós, que has said he is "proud" to be the coach who has led most games to Sevilla and " happy "that Cuenca" has crossed "in his life.

In the field of" La Bene ", in which Caparrós began to work a few years ago with the municipal schools, luce already a mural that has been drawn on the changing rooms with the image of Sevillian technician, and his name appears labeled on the side of the single tier that has this small but charming sports facility, which works base football Cuenca.

A ceramic plate dedicated to Caparrós has also been placed at the entrance of the field, which now has artificial turf, but when it started its work with base football it was dirt and it had an istinto, to the point that "we asked the children to take ten stones to go leaving it clean," he recalled this Friday at the presentation of the act of changing the name of the facilities.

The field has officially changed its name this Sunday , in a brief but very emotional act for Caparrós, who in the presentation of the event said: "I was born in Utrera, Seville, but I am from Cuenca. I owe a lot to Cuenca, because he has given me a lot ".

In this sense, in the brief speech he addressed to the attendees has shown the pride he feels" for being the coach that has led the most matches to Sevilla "and also who is very happy because "Cuenca has crossed in my life" .

The name change of the field, which was approved unanimously by the plenary sessions of the City Council of Cuenca, which manages the facilities, and the Provincial Council, its owner, es a tribute to Caparrós from the city he arrived in 1978, to play in the Unión Bolompédica Conquense.

After his playing period, he remained linked to Cuenca as a coach in several teams in the province, including the Conquense, and left it to continue as a coach in important Spanish clubs, when he was the director of the School of Football of the City of Cuenca.

A act of re knowledge has been attended by friends who have Caparrós in Cuenca, some of them excompañeros of his time as player Conquense, family and people known in football Castilian-La Mancha with whom he has had a relationship in his broad stage, from player to coach, lived in Cuenca, a city that visits very often because it has friends and home.

The mayor of Cuenca and the president of the Provincial Council, Angel Mariscal and Benjamín Prieto, respectively, and the president of the Football Federation of Castilla have also attended the ceremony. -La Mancha, Antonio Escribano, among others.



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