Simeone turns 50 today as a great Atlético legend

first_imgDiego Pablo Simeone turns 50 today. The Atlético coach will experience it in a special and very different way from his previous birthdays, confined at home waiting for the back to training. Simeone comes to this moment so significant for him become a legend of a Athletic that has returned to give to speak in European football after his triumph in Liverpool. Cholo is for many the most important technician of the red and white entity, the one that changed the history of Athletic, turned back into a big one. With seven titles is the coach who has won the most in the rojiblanco club. Two Europas League, two European Super Cups, one League, one Cup and one Spanish Super Cup are its seven titles. And he played two Champions League finals. Luis Aragones, with six, it is behind the Cholo. It is one of the three that has won the league tournament how player and as a coach (The others are Luis Aragonés and Marcel Domingo). SimeoneHowever, it also had an important career as a footballer. First was three seasons (campaigns 94-95, 95-96 and 96-97), in which he won the league and cup tournament hand in hand by Radomir Antic. That medullary line in which he formed was made up of Caminero, Vizcaíno, Pantic and Simeone. If Vizcaíno put the balance, Pantic the stopped ball and Caminero the quality, the Colo was a compendium of all of them. I know he went to Italy for return later to Vicente Calderón and play two more exercises de rojiblanco: seasons 2003-04 and 04-05. In total, he defended the shirt of the Atlético in 172 games and scored 30 goals. Already as a footballer he connected with the mattress stands. If your playing career was positive, as a coach has done history. He arrived in December 2011 and his first match disputed it before the Malaga on January 7, 2012. Atlético tied at zero, which was then considered a big success since the Madrid team had been eliminated shortly before the Cup against Albacete, a Segunda B. He failed to qualify for the Champions League, but he won the Europa League in an unforgettable final against Athletic in Bucharest.Since then so far (eight and a half seasons) is the corner piece on which they have been based all successes of a club that has come to be second in the UEFA ranking. The match by match, the Never stop believing are already historical slogans of a team that looks Barcelona and Real Madrid in the face. Winning the league title in 2013-14 was the subject of study in many places. Football Europe praised that red and white rebellion for jump the queue between the two greats of Spain, led by Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.In total has coached Atlético in 467 games with a incredible balance: 280 games won, 109 tied and 78 lost. His Atleti has scored 773 goals and has conceded 344. It is the second that has led the Madrid team the most in its entire history, behind Luis Aragonés (612). And 28 wins separate him from the ‘Sage of Hortaleza’. Simeone is called to become the coach with the most wins in Atlético’s history. He has two more years of contract. For now, and until the competition returns, he has a dream: to reach the Champions League final and conquer that title he lacks.. Until then, you can enjoy your 50 years as a family. Total, he was five years as a player and now leads nine way as a technician. Many years of his life linked to Atlético.last_img

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