The Ballon d'Or gala always leaves behind a lavish gala glamorous and great young players, handsome, celebrities and millionaires, some billionaires. Cristiano, Messi and company life is otherwise, from another dimension. As we tell in the article the players who more charge, it seems that none of the protagonists of this post, They are going to go hungry in the future, the opposite of the protagonists of this article.
Valencian newspaper Las Provincias', published an interesting article makes few dates in which counted as some elite athletes 70 and 80's, they had to change the ball and boots for more work away from the general public and lowest paid. Footballers from another era, where players earned a lot of money but not as much as today what added to poor academic training, situations caused real drama in some of them. Did you piqued curiosity?, keep reading.
Juan Jose “Sandokan” I had to earn a living as “plumber”
We told you a while ago the story of Juan José Jiménez, the “Sandokan” Spanish football (You can read it here). Former player Cádiz, triumphed touring bands of the Spanish fields and became signed by Real Madrid at the rate of 15 million pesetas for three years and eight over his transfer fee. It became international and was at the gates of going to the World 1982 and Euro 1984.
After finishing at Real Madrid he returned to Cadiz where he retired in 1991. After killing football, I had to work in a shipyard doing the work of “plumber” building ships, as the protagonist himself because he had won in football did not give to live. At the interview, You recognizes not have saved the money he was earning during his active. He was performing the work until a hernia prevented and lives with a pension at Cádiz.
Tato Abbey, coach and cheese seller equally
Tato Abbey was one of those hard workers football on the lawn and out of it when he retired. peleón football player and wrestler, He played in his Logroñés in two stages, Atletico Madrid and Compostela, always giving everything. Such was his character on the grass in a game with Compos in 1995, he scored the winning goal after holding rather seriously injured for much of the game.
With his bald head and distinctive mustache that made him look like a man 50 years despite having no 30 at that moment, is a player remembered among the generations who grew up watching the Spanish football 80 and 90's. As good currante, when he left the football coach pulled title where and also has a cheese Shop, located in one of the best streets in Logroño.
Enrique Saura's goal World 1982 the world tile
Enrique Saura was born in Onda, Castellon 1954. He played his entire career in Valencia, playing in the rows of Castellón and Valencia. The latter, champion of the Copa del Rey was proclaimed, Supercopa and Recopa. International by Spain, He played the World 1982 where scored the goal that gave the pass to the Spanish team in that peculiar game against Yugoslavia played precisely in Valencia. To quit football, He got into the tile industry but as an entrepreneur, a sector that already knew because he had worked since childhood until triumphed in football.
Santi Idígoras strong at the 60
The “Viking” Idígoras It was one of those football currantes the chest journeyed through the fields of the Spanish League early late 70 and early 80. With its peculiar aspect of mustache and blond hair, He played for Real Sociedad, Mexico's Puebla, Valencia and Deportivo Alaves. It was International Olympic in Montreal Olympics 1976 and all international once. Once I left football, He was devoted to fitness and working in the world of gyms.
It is clear, now that football has little to do with before. Already we have in our article called “When the players could be your neighbors fifth”, where we talked about the currantes football and the metrosexual wealthy today. The times change, It is not known whether for better or worse, that , It depends on the eye that looks and as always, THINK yourselves.