Football 90's: doublet of Atletico Madrid 1996

Football 90's: doublet of Atletico Madrid 1996

Doublet of Atletico Madrid 1996 He happened to the history of the club mattress. After three seasons in which the club coaching change came five times in the same season in which the mattress were about to descend, especially in seasons 93/94 Y 94/95, the club presided at that time by Jesus Gil would radically change the course of history in this decade.

It was the summer of 1995 when the controversial president fichaba athletic coach Radomir Antic Serbian. Coach, He had led rival, Real Madrid a few years earlier, where he was sacked when the team marched leader with enough points lead in a league that then lost in Tenerife, the first of them. Antic came preceded by a campaign in Oviedo.

Radomir Antic with players arrived Lubo Penev as, Jose Molina was key, but above all that may have been the best signing in the history of Atletico Madrid, Milinko Pantic. It was a Balkan player 29 years he is playing in the Greek Panionios. Antic was so convinced of his worth, he even offered to pay himself the 75 the hoary million pesetas it cost his signing. He surprised by the arrival of an unknown player to a club like Atletico Madrid.

Pantic was the best player of the tournament Pedja Mijatovic with playing in that season Valencia. Pantic was revealed as one of the best pitchers of fouls given that sport, He had a glove on her leg, where he puts the eye, He puts the ball. With a spectacular class, let goals and assists of all kinds and all bills while staying at Atletico.

Pantic proved to be a global crack. He scored the goal that gave the Copa del Rey against Barcelona.
Pantic proved to be a global crack. He scored the goal that gave the Copa del Rey against Barcelona.

Other key players in the doublet were also some of the players who already had several seasons at the club but for various reasons, They had failed to perform to the level expected of them. Doublet year, It was the year of Simeone, Kiko, Juanma López, Geli, Roberto, Ann, Toni, Juan Vizcaino and José Luis Caminero. All of them, They scratched at a spectacular level and formed by Pantic, Santi, Molina and Penev among others, a real team with all the letters.

1996 It was definitely the best year in the career of Caminero.
1996 It was definitely the best year in the career of Caminero.

The mattress Rayo high throughout the tournament as getting memorable victories won in the Nou Camp. Despite dominating practically the championship throughout the season, it was not until the last day when athletic could celebrate the title. Valencia was responsible Luis Aragones who made a memorable season that I aim was to bring the Valencia set to win the league title.

Finally they had to settle for second place. What times those in which other teams other than Real Madrid and Barcelona, They could access the two highest positions of the table. Anecdotally say that Real Madrid this season failed to make Europe a fact that has not been repeated.

The 25 May 1996, Atletico was crowned champions after beating Albacete at the Vicente Calderon with goals from Kiko and Simeone. A month before, in April, Atletico had won the Cup in Zaragoza, against Barcelona a Cruyff, He is exhausting its stage in the club. The goal was Milinko Pantic work.

Atletico doublet after winning the Cup 1996.
Atletico doublet after winning the Cup 1996.

Year 1996, It was the magical year of Atletico Madrid, Then came empty seasons, dramas, descents and titles, especially among 2010 Y 2013. Leaping to present and IMHO, the current Diego Simeone Atletico reminds me a lot to that team and doublet, where Argentine coach himself, It was a linchpin. Clearly, at that time the two were powerful but not like now hogging all the power, more than ever, but who knows, If Atletico Madrid broke the binomial perhaps it would be a blow fresh air for Spanish football.

Alberto Llopis

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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