Españeta, former utillero and legend of Valencianism, dies

Bernardo Spain Edo 'Españeta' has died at the age of 82, his work at the club transcended beyond being a utility man, he was the longest-lived Valencian player in history.


2020 continues to be a very hard year for Valencianism and the worst news for the entity and the fans has arrived today, Wednesday October 14. Bernardo Spain 'Españeta' has passed away at the age of 82. The Valencian player worked at the club for 55 years, retiring in 2016 and his importance as a utility worker transcended this work, becoming a legend of Valencianism.

After more than half a century working at the club, Españeta made a place for himself in the heart of Mestalla for his devotion to the entity and his good relationship both with the whole environment and with all the changing rooms that were in the club during those 55 years mentioned . Without going any further, the biggest ovation in the club's presentations each year was always for him.

Españeta retired from his work at the club in the 2016/2017 season, after an emotional farewell at Mestalla and after receiving the entity's gold and diamond badge in 2014. His last public appearance was at the City Hall to collect the award in the 36th Week of the Elderly in which the consistory honors the most prestigious elderly people in the city of Valencia.

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