José Castilho, the colorblind goalkeeper a finger amputated to play

José Castilho, the colorblind goalkeeper a finger amputated to play

Virtually every senior player holds a story to tell. The next character is not a story more, It is a worthy film narrative. being colorblind, be a football player and for more signs , Goalie be such an important team like Brazil. This is the case of José Castilho, a myth of the goal of the “canarinha” which came to be present in up to four world, one of them being a permanent fixture, For Sweden 1958. No Brazilian call for mid-twentieth century that his name not appear.

Born in 1927 In janeiro river, It fluminese the team was provided by your legendary status despite starting in the Olaria taking its first steps as a left winger. High for the time (half 1,81 meters), insurance above and below shrewd and agile, On arrival at one of the historic Rio caused a before and after in the Flu, where he would show some unseen reflexes. Because there was going to win the title freehand, title he would hold for 699 and a whopping meetings of 18 years in which he would also win the favor of people.

The man who had the luck on their side.
The man who had the luck on their side.

And it was not a doorman Castilho more. It was a singular goalkeeper (ashen played not to draw the attention of the front) I had trouble distinguishing the colors fruit of his color blindness. Something away from harm, he benefited. The yellow balls will be turned into red on his head making it easier to stop the ball. Single, encounters with spherical white nights could generate you some doubt in their work under the posts. although perhaps, its greatest virtue was not that.

It was another curious well and have only a few goalkeepers in the world. Luck. dubbed “Dairy” (lucky man or “milk”) O “San Castilho”, Castilho was a man who always had lady luck on his side, And that is a lot to say. The sticks used to have his blessing and it was not uncommon goals apparently

Image partial amputation of her left pinky is observed.
Image partial amputation of her left pinky is observed.

They should be easy for opponents crashing into the wood or shots simple beat in your body incomprehensibly while he was barely moving.

Prone to injury, one of them was going to raise his figure to myth within the Fluminense. Five consecutive times after injuring the left little finger of his left hand and continue to play with great pain when there were only a month and a half to end a glorious new season decided to seek solutions to the news received by Dr., who she was diagnosed two months out and therefore the end of season to these endless problems.

Neither short nor lazy, the finger was amputated and thus could contest the end of season. Something that did not diminish her career, because the following year he was able to stop up to six maximum penalties to the delight of fans who always saw in him a true idol and a player capable of being all for the good of the team.

withdrawn 1965, He began his coaching career and became coach in Arabia to 1987 being in the same position decided to finish on the balcony of the house of his first wife with her life. They were not money problems, or alcohol, simply unbearable continuous headache that made life impossible that killed him.

As a fallen hero, Fluminense dedicated a minute of silence that year were far from such 60 minutes of song “Castilho, Castilho”. It was the only memory. At the headquarters of the club is a bust at the entrance in his honor. Well he deserved it.

At the headquarters of Fluminense is a bust in his honor.
At the headquarters of Fluminense is a bust in his honor.
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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