World U-20 Nigeria was the beginning of the success of Spanish football. Many think that the winning cycle of the Spanish team in the XXI century began that night 2008 when the hand of Luis Aragones disappeared thanks to a goal from Torres, Spain won his second European Championship history. Third World and Euro 2012, They confirmed the level of a unique and unparalleled generation. But the first stone on the road began long before, almost a decade earlier, in the last year of the twentieth century when in faraway Africa, Spain won its first Sub world but 20.
Was a 24 April 1999 when Spain, after thrashing Japan 4-0 in the end, was proclaimed champion World Youth, crib always great stars. On that computer, Players who played then European champions and World proclaimed with later called “day”. Casillas, Xavi and Marchena were part of that golden generation. You know who they were and what was the rest of them? What you have.
THESE WERE THE CHAMPIONS ONE BY ONE
Daniel Aranzubia (1979): It was the first-choice goalkeeper throughout the World. He passed his Athletic Bilbao, Deportivo Coruna and Atletico of Cholo Simeone champion and runner-up Champions League in 2014. He played all in 1 chance.
Iker Casillas (1981): curiously, which then was a legend in the history of the goalposts Spain, was the deputy at the World Cup 1999. His subsequent career is well known. He has risen as captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national team, Champions, Suspenders, Copas, European Championships and World. They say he is the best goalkeeper in the world over the past decade. He left his Madrid always to go to Porto.
Pablo Coira (1979): right lateral great tour, pointing good ways did not end then confirmed. He left Celta Compostela to pass or Recreativo among others but never reached the level that 1999 pointed.
Carlos Marchena (1979): highlighted in Seville happened to Benfica and then to Valencia where he spent his best seasons and the club for nearly a decade. Then he went through Villarreal and Deportivo with which he accumulated two descents followed. He was world champion and Europe with the Spanish national team
Javier Jusué (1979): was one of the most promising players in the quarry of Osasuna but over the years was diluted and after passing through teams like Getafe and Recreativo Segunda, He ended his career in Segunda B and Tercera, away from the glamor of others of his generation.
David Bermudo (1979): at the time of winning the U 20 It was one of the most promising defenses of the quarry Barca. He came to be called up for a Cup match but eventually their wake went off and developed most of his career between Second and Second B.
Alvaro Rubio (1979): talented player, He was part of the quarry of Zaragoza 1999. He went through the Albacete to sign in 2006 by Real Valladolid where he became one of the classics of pucelano club.
Pablo Orbaiz (1979): Osasuna belonged to that year which had already been a couple of years in the first team. But nevertheless, He reached the top flight with Athletic Bilbao with whom he played 11 seasons in the First Division to finish his career at Rubin Kazan in Russia 2013.
Xavi Hernandez (1979): the brain of the best club and the best selection of Spanish history that was so youth team. as Casillas, It has almost all titles. The Brazilian 2014 It was his fourth and final World. It was the best clip one of the greatest talents that has ever Spain.
Gonzalo Colsa (1979): the late 90, even with hair, It was one of the most promising players in the Spanish lower. Over the years it became a classic in its First Racing Santander. He played in Logroñés, Valladolid, Mallorca and Atletico Madrid in two stages.
Fernando Varela (1979): wide player, he scored a goal in Barcelona's shirt Betis, club to which he belonged at the time to go summoned to the World Nigeria. He also played for Mallorca, Valladolid and Steaua Bucharest.
Fran Yeste (1979): a different left handed. At the time of going to the World Cup he was one of the most talented young players. Raised in Lezama, It was one of the classics of Athletic until 2010 he went to Arab Emirates and Olympiakos. It started after a stage in the bench.
Jose Javier Barkero (1979): with a left gold, He promised in the quarry of Real Sociedad but could never succeed in the box donostiarra. He played several seasons in the Numancia and reached its peak in the Levant with which triumphed in First and played in Europe. After renewing the granotas, I had to leave the course to the Zaragoza club after accusing the four team captains have been sold in a story that filled rivers of ink.
Ruben Suarez (1979): another player with a glove on his left especially in the dead ball. Raised in the quarry of Sporting Gijon, He played in the first team and gijonés in Elche although it was not until arrival at Levante when he managed to reach the top flight of Spanish football. In the box granota he lived the best moments of his career coincided with another champion like Barkero. Then he left to play China, he returned to Spain to enlist in the ranks of Almería, he went to Greece and returned to finishing his career in the Third Division clubs like Valencia Castellón, Torrevieja and Torre Levante.
Gabri (1979): Gabri was one of the best players in that World Cup. Then he consolidated at the club whose quarry came and was part of the first team for six years until he left Ajax and Qatar where he drained the last days as a footballer.
Álex Lombardero (1979): If this player is the most dramatic of all. Lugo player at the time when the World Cup was played, his professional football career never got off the ground. He joined Merida and finally had to quit football to being diagnosed with a degenerative disease that left him virtually prevented. He came out in Sálvame, Gossiping program Telecinco, telling her story. He currently works for the ONCE.
David Aganzo (1981): delantero bregador, It was one of the values of the white factory of Real Madrid. After he signed for Espanyol and Levante went through, Racing de Santander and Rayo among others. He played in almost every category but never absolute.
Pablo Couñago (1979): It was the Golden Boot that youthful World Cup with five goals. He played in the quarry of Celta and Recreativo passed, Málaga and Numancia but not highlighted in any of them so they had to look for life in England where he played in the second category of English football and ended up floating around Vietnam. If another player who promised much and stayed halfway.