39 year reign in pictures to remember

39 year reign in pictures to remember

The proclamation of Philip VI as the new king of Spain has meant to end 39 year reign of Don Juan Carlos I in intense political and social. But nevertheless, beyond the socio-political, the figure of the former King and has also been linked to football, one of his favorite sports and has remained tight-knit.

There have been many times you have seen Don Juan Carlos go to soccer fields. The real Madrid, Atletico, Barcelona or Getafe, They have been some of the sets that have been lucky enough to see already old King. But without any doubt, If anything has marked his reign have been three events. First, the World 1982, where I was fortunate enough to deliver the World Cup champion the great Dino Zoff. The second, the Olympic Games, where I was fortunate to see their country crowned for the first and only time Olympic champion.

The first Copa del Rey victory ended Betis. His Majesty was awfully young.
The first Copa del Rey victory ended Betis. His Majesty was awfully young.
Cruyff and King. Honoring a myth football competition.
Cruyff and King. Honoring a myth football competition.
Cup 1979 It was won by the Valencia of Kempes. The king, this time, bearded.
Cup 1979 It was won by the Valencia of Kempes. The king, this time, bearded.

The third and most important, Copa del Rey. His proclamation as King marked the change of name of the competition again called that instead of Generalissimo Cup. Under his leadership they have played 38 editions, in which he has always delivered the cup least two occasions, where did his son Philip VI.

In that long period, we have seen his physical evolution and its different looks. Under its mandate, Barcelona won 9 titles 6 Real Madrid or 5 Atletico. Late as the “Water” between Valencia and Sports in 1994, Feud 1984 between Barcelona and Athletic they are already part of his legacy.

Athletic won the Cup 1984 Barcelona in a game of much controversy. The king was in front.
Athletic won the Cup 1984 Barcelona in a game of much controversy. The king was in front as Felipe González and a very young Felipe VI.
Zaragoza took the Cup 1994. His Majesty showed satisfaction.
Zaragoza took the Cup 1994. His Majesty showed satisfaction.
In 2005, King was giving Cups. Again, Real Betis.
In 2005, King was giving Cups. Again, Real Betis.
Koeman's Valencia saved the season against Getafe in the Copa. King handed the trophy as usual.
Koeman's Valencia saved the season against Getafe in the Copa. King handed the trophy as usual.

Throughout all these 39 years, King saw Spain win two European Championships, a World Cup and go from being a selection that fell in the quarterfinals assiduously to hold major tournaments consecutively. His Majesty leaves, curiously the same day he made his selection. A twist of fate.

In 2010, Sevilla takes the Cup at the Nou Camp. King missing first and delegates to his son.
In 2010, Sevilla takes the Cup at the Nou Camp. King missing first and delegates to his son.
Casillas and King. Two get along very well. Madrid had won Barca in Valencia. It was the first title of Mou with white.
Casillas and King. Two get along very well. Madrid had won Barca in Valencia. It was the first title of Mou with white.
2012, Now who smiles is Barcelona, raising a new title.
2012, Now who smiles is Barcelona, raising a new title.
Atletico won the Cup at the Bernabeu penultimate given by Don Juan Carlos.
Atletico won the Cup at the Bernabeu penultimate given by Don Juan Carlos.
An image for history. The last trophy presented by Her Majesty. Real Madrid.
An image for history. The last trophy presented by Her Majesty. Real Madrid.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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