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Jordi Cruyff and Eusebio, expected in the most special tribute to Unzué

Jordi Cruyff, except change in your professional schedule after the arrival of Xavi to the bench of the Barça; Eusebio Sacristan, José Mari Bakero, Julio Salinas, Miquel Àngel Nadal and Jon Andoni Goikoetxea They plan to join this Saturday in the most special tribute to Juan Carlos Unzué, in which there will also be the former espanyolista Fernando Mills, the former ‘colchonero’ Gustavo Lopez, the also former barcelonistas Roger Garcia Junyent, Antonio Pinilla, Jofre and Francisco Javier García Pimienta, the sons of Javier Urruti, Ibon and Erik, and the children of Chus Pereda, Jordi and Jesus, among other VIPs.

The tribute, scheduled for 11:00 am, will be held at the Municipal d’Aiguadolç de Sitges, as part of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the first Veterans Soccer World Cup disputed in November 2001 under the organization of the FVS (Fundació Veterans de Sitges) and with the participation of Johan Cruyff, one of its great promoters.

Javier Urruti Memorial

That little World Cup, Javier Urruticoechea Memorial and in which there was a large presence of players from Dream team Barça ended with the triumph of Real Sociedad, followed by a ‘double’ by FC Barcelona in subsequent editions of 2004 and 2006, always at the Municipal d’Aiguadolç.

Once again summoned by the FVS, many of the protagonists will now be back in Sitges for the dispute of a triangle and the inauguration of a plaque of honor dedicated to Unzué, who in 1999, already retired as a professional footballer, signed for the Fundació team, with which he has been playing games until the ELA crossed his path.

The former goalkeeper of Barça, Osasuna, Sevilla, Tenerife and Oviedo announced on June 18, 2020 that he suffered from said neurodegenerative disease for now without a cure, and since then he has continued in contact with the FVS, which wants to pay him honors not only as one of yours but especially for the commendable life lessons you are giving.

Accompanied by his family

The also former coach of Numancia, Racing, Celta and Girona will be accompanied by his family and will witness the triangular match played starting at 9:00 am by a team of Soccer Stars linked to the Mundialitos and by the FVS A and FVS B teams, that, as is tradition, they will wear the traditional logo of the Cruyff Foundation on their t-shirts.

The plate dedicated to Unzué It will be discovered in Avinguda de les Estrelles del Futbol – Passatge Johan Cruyff, 14 in the same Municipal d’Aiguadolç. There will be parliaments of their own Unzué, from Bakero, possibly from ‘Use‘; of the mayor of Sitges Aurora carbonell, from the Councilor for Sports Jaume Monastery and of Jaume bou (president) and Toni Llorià (CEO) on behalf of the FVS.

Together with Cruyff, Urruti and Pereda

Andrei Txepkin and Milan kalina, two of the ‘greats’ of Blaugrana handball, will also cover Juan Carlos Unzué, although they will not be able to participate in the triangle due to injuries.

As the end of the celebration of a day marked by memories the Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges will carry a ‘pillar of three’, as was done in the three editions of Mundialito.

Plate Unzué will be next to those of Johan Cruyff, Javier Urruti, Chus Pereda, Fernando Molinos and Diego Fuks, in his day a figure of Catalan and Spanish rugby; What Unzué, all of them have defended the colors of the FVS like veterans.

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