Real Madrid honored members with 25, 50 and 60 years old

The club delivered its silver, gold and gold and shiny badges; Present at the event Solari, former white coach, Sanchís, Roberto Carlos and Hierro.

Real Madrid handed over their badges to the members with the greatest seniority (uninterruptedly) of their social mass. 2,466 silver badges were given to members with 25 years; 337 gold for those with 50 years; and 127 gold and diamonds for members who have been linked to the club without interruption for 60 years. The act was inaugurated with the initial speech of Emilio Butragueño, director of Institutional Relations of the white club, who toured the events that happened in 1959, 1969 and 1994, starting dates as members of the honoree.

“One more year we are proud to be part of this great club. Unforgettable memories. Together today we want to take a tour, that of a lifetime. It's 1959, 60 years ago. A memorable year for Madrid. We won the Stade Reims in Stuttgart, our fourth consecutive European Cup, with Di Stéfano, Puskas, and our Honorary President, Paco Gento. Severo Ochoa wins the Nobel, Alaska and Hawaii become part of the United States, the first Barbie doll goes on sale and Ray Charles triumphs with his hit “What I say”. In France Goscinny and Uderzo publish the first vignette of Asterix and Obelix, and Spain receives the American president Eisenhower, to whom the Spaniards give a warm welcome. On February 15 the first Madrid-Barça of history is televised; We won 1-0. In basketball, a man who changes the history of our team is incorporated: Pedro Ferrándiz is appointed coach.

In 1969, Madrid is again the league champion and Amancio is a pichichi of the season. In Basketball, the League and the Cup are won. The man steps on the moon for the first time, Neil Armstrong goes down in history. It is the year of Jumbo. The Woodstock festival becomes a generational event. Mario Puzzo writes a masterpiece, "The Godfather." And the Beatles publish their latest album, Abbey Road. The Madrid Amusement Park is inaugurated. Salome wins with her immortal "Live singing" .

25 years ago, in 1994, Raúl's great era begins (at that moment there is a spontaneous ovation of all the members present). Basketball Madrid has a new coach, Zeljko Obradovic, with whom we will win the eighth European Cup. Olazabal wins in the Augusta Masters and the eternal Indurain wins his fourth Tour de France. Nelson Mandela is elected president of South Africa, "Belle Époque" is chosen best non-English-speaking film at the Oscars. And leaves us a giant of Spanish cinema, Fernando Rey. A series begins that makes us all younger: “Friends” opens.

Today, dear partners, we pay tribute. Thank you all very much and congratulations. ”

At the end of the Butragueño speech, the white president, Florentino Pérez, spoke in a speech in which he outlined the recent successes of the white team, asked not to fall into complacency and praised the new Bernabéu project. After Florentino's words, the delivery of the silver badges, the most numerous, began. Eight veterans of the club took care of it, among which was Santiago Hernán Solari, a white team technician last year and who has just returned to the entity to function as ambassador. He was accompanied on the task Amancio, Buyo, Butragueño, Sanchís, Hierro, Roberto Carlos and Arbeloa.

After the delivery of the beach badges, it was the turn of the golden one, which after its completion had a special apart with three figures of Real Madrid as Manolo Sanchís, Emilio Butragueño and Agustín Herrerín, mythical field delegate of Santiago Bernabéu, deceased in April 2019; He was applauded when he was appointed. All three received the club's gold badge for their 50 years as members; Herrerín's children picked up their father's posthumously (they also give all the deceased members in the year who meet the necessary years to be worthy of the badges). He also received his badge that was deputy mayor of the city of Madrid, Manuel Cobo, also columnist of AS.

And finally, it was the turn of the gold and shiny badges to distinguish the partners who have been continuously linked to Madrid for 60 years. Among them were Víctor Relaño, brother of Alfredo Relaño, who directed AS for more than 23 years; and posthumously Luis Nieto, father of the current AS Director of Information. In this last section the person in charge of delivering the badges was President Florentino Pérez.

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