The “blue ballet” He swept in Europe and America in the early years of the decade of the 50

The “blue ballet” He swept in Europe and America in the early years of the decade of the 50

Oddly enough there was a time where the best team in the world was not in Europe, not even in Argentina or Brazil. It was Colombia, the coffee country par excellence, y más concretamente el Millonarios de Bogotá el que disfrutaba de los mejores jugadores de la época a principios de la década de los años 50. Creado el 18 June 1946, any club in the world can they boast of having reached the summit as fast as did football “blue”. Hand of its founder Alfonso Senior Quevedo, the beginnings of the Colombian league (It was created in 1948) tuvieron en los Millonarios a sus claros protagonistas. Gran parte del fulminante ascenso de los Millonarios fue la contratación de varias estrellas argentinas de la época, propitiated among other reasons, the terrible strike in Argentina existing players, and the economic power of its president.

Definitely, in that sense, the turning point of the team was the hiring of Argentine Carlos Aldabe as player-coach. With him in the direction of the club, possible hiring Adolfo Pedernera, definitely it influenced the hiring of Nestor Rossi and Alfredo Di Stefano. Y es que hasta ocho argentinos llegaron a conformar una de las mejores plantillas de la historia del fútbol. Juntos conformaron lo que se conoce como “blue ballet”, nickname Millonarios uniform mixture and the plague of stars of the team at the time. A team that dazzled flag for five years (1949-54) in all fields of games trod.

In the Colombian league, They managed to gain 4 stars (suspenders) in just five years, plus a glass of Colombia. all, with a number of records that seemed impossible, how to stay 24 unconquered parties or 17 winning matches in a row. But above all, with an imported style Argentina, I had the touch and play short his trademark. The auction and the goal, It was a matter of Di Stefano.

Such was the success in Colombia, the team was invited to participate in numerous tournaments and friendlies in Argentina, Brazil and Europe. Precisely, in one of the European tours, in the Silver Jubilee of Real Madrid (30 March of 1952), the footballing world was shocked after an impressive rout of “blue ballet” Real Madrid 4-2. Party where a spectacular performance by Alfredo Di Stefano managed to marvel so much at Santiago Bernabeu, the president decided to sign him for Real Madrid white rows.

In 1953, Millonarios achieved a new feat to gain the Little Club World Cup, equivalence to the current Mundialito Club. It was one of the last games of Di Stefano in the millionaire ranks and the zenith of a team where he was amazed by. Not in vain, there was not filled stadium to see this “blue ballet” She is dancing to be the best team of the moment.

Julio Muñoz

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


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