Ever Banega: from villain to valencianista icon

Ever Banega: de villano a icono valencianista
Banega la lio subiendo una foto con la camiseta del Real Madrid siendo futbolista del Valencia. PHOTO: Twitter

Last update 22 April, 2024 by Alberto Llopis

Ever Banega has gone in a very short time from being a hated player to a reference for the Valencian fans. When the Argentine arrived at Valencia in 2008, Ever Banega was a promising player emerged from the Boca Jr quarry, one of many young Argentines who are assumed to have a natural talent. When he arrived at Valencia in January 2008, barely had 19 years.

The truth is that Banega's career at Valencia is at least diverse. Collector of extra sports controversies, was in the eye of the hurricane for several seasons. His career in Spain did not start on the right foot.

Todas las polémicas de Ever Banega en el Valencia CF

Shortly after arriving at Valencia, a video of him was published performing cybersex on the Internet, They also had to assign him someone to control his diet as he was a regular at fast food restaurants, which had an impact on his physique. He was loaned for a season to Atlético de Madrid and returned.

Then he published a photo of himself with a Real Madrid shirt, what monopolized the critics of the fans of Mestalla. As he did not have enough, he was seriously injured trying to brake his car with his leg at a gas station because he forgot to put the handbrake and soon another of his cars, a Ferrari, started to burn while he was heading for a workout. Let's go, a jewel. All this awarded for a millionaire renovation with a Valencia that is not that there is much money left over.

Así quedó el Ferrari de Banega tras el incendio.
This is how Banega's Ferrari looked after the fire.

All these incidents, coupled with poor performance on grass, they made him win the antipathy of a Mestalla that did not have him as one of their idols. His future seemed black until the arrival of Ernesto Valverde. The coach knew how to get the best out of him and Djukic wants him to take one more step. The player has gone from idol to villain and points to the captaincy of the Mestalla club, seeing is believing after everything that happened. After five years it finally seems that it has matured. Will it be a reference as were other Argentines like Kempes and El Piojo?, we will see it this season.

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol
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