Fernando Hierro, the best defense of Spanish history and one of the best in Europe

Fernando Hierro, the best defense of Spanish history and one of the best in Europe

Hated by some, loved by others, the character in question was a milestone in the history of Spanish football and also European. National top scorer in his day Red, figures amazing goals with Real Madrid, character, charisma, quality, all he embodied in his day under a pitch, Fernando Ruiz Hierro, without risk of error, one of the five best European defenses has given the story by Franz Beckenbauer, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi and Bobby Moore.

Natural Velez-Malaga, Mariscal was the watchword of the Real Madrid during 14 years in which he won 5 suspenders, three European Cups and one Cup of the King. Knowing the ins and outs of the Fifth Vulture (with which he reached match), He had the misfortune to live in the good years of the Dream Team and successive disasters of Tenerife, but also the good fortune to live with the Madrid of the Galacticos.

Iron he lifted 3 European Cups.
Iron he lifted 3 European Cups.

Describe the play of Fernando Hierro is not simple in a couple of lines. Defense hard at times and rather slow in its final trajectory, should stay with a specialist player standing balls, penalties, great header of the ball, excellent in the long pass and the ball outlet. A central grand reconverted after starting his career as a midfielder in Valladolid (where he spent his first two seasons) and Real Madrid, where in the campaign 91-92 He came to scoring 21 many in 37 league matches.

Leader of the costumes for many years thanks to its enormous character and charisma, maybe it was the Spanish selection which allowed to see her personal best performances. His most famous goal against Denmark is the head that served to qualify for the World Cup 1994, Championship against Switzerland in which both created his most beautiful.

To Denmark 1993 he scored his most famous goal. Which he earned him the pass to the World Cup.
To Denmark 1993 he scored his most famous goal. Which he earned him the pass to the World Cup.

The US was the second of four that would dispute World (He scored in three of them), which together with two European Championships and 89 internationals manage an international curriculum true legend in which stands out as incredibly the fourth scorer of the Spanish selection 29 goals, It is surpassed only by David Villa, Raul and Fernando Torres.

Brother of two other players of First (Antonio and Manolo), his traumatic departure from the white club with Vicente of the Forest in 2003 cluttering a worthy career to be considered one of the best in the history of Spain, and Europe.

An image that says a lot. His last official match with Españ to Korea by arbitration controversy.
An image that says a lot. His last official match with Españ to Korea by arbitration controversy.
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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