Spain and Catalunya live these days moments of tension. Football, true reflection of this, lies ahead in the playing fields one of the largest sporting struggles of the planet: Madrid-Barcelona mourning. But nevertheless, far from the rivalry, Today our post stops to think those Catalans who triumphed at Real Madrid. We remember:
Catalan players who triumphed at Real Madrid
1- Ricardo Zamora: to start one of the best goalkeepers in football history. Born in Barcelona in 1901, his transfer cost 100.000 pesetas. Era 1930, during the dictatorship of Primo Rivera and the prelude to the Second Republic. curiously, a booming Catalan nationalism.
2- Juan Padrós: to continue the founder of Real Madrid, a 6 March 1902. First president of the white entity, It is really curious that the club merengue was created by a Catalan or rather by some Catalans, because his brother, Carlos, It was the second black president 1904 for five years.
3- Vicente Train: another goalkeeper in Barcelona, del barrio de Gracia. Discarded to join the ranks of club blaugrana, after a passage of five years in the Espanyol went to Madrid, to win no more and no less than three zamoras.
4- José Samitier: one of three players who has a street in Barcelona with Zamora and Gamper signed in 1933 Real Madrid after a lifetime in the service of Barcelona. economic conflicts caused one of the eleven members of the first official match of Spain had just falling in the merengue club.
Other Catalans players who were at Real Madrid are Dani Garcia Lara, Ramis, and a host of homegrown players who played little or no match with the first team white club.