A First Division Eibar?
The Eibar Sports Society walks with a firm step towards the First Division. The gunsmith team is leader of the Second Division with 42 points 25 days and walks from less to more towards what seems impossible: the longing for the highest category of Spanish football. Sheltered in the fortress of Ipurúa, the set of Gaizka Garitano is taking advantage of his power as a local where he has added seven wins and has only conceded nine goals.
A good task that puts the Barça team at the gates of a historical event. Because getting the machado to climb would break several records of Spanish football with one stroke: among them, that of being the smallest population that a team in the First Division has ever had. The 27.000 inhabitants of Éibar (has an accent in Spanish) would exceed 34.000 from Almendralejo, the 61.000 Irun or the 50.000 Villarreal as other small municipalities that also had pictures in the elite of Spanish football.
The team with the most consecutive years in Second Division (18 bells) represents modest football par excellence. Far from the luxuries of the Primera footballers, its players are generally people from modest football or young people who use the team to get a kick out and serve as a test bench for Athletic Bilbao, club he has fed with not a few players. And it is that even if it seems a lie, if the Éibar Sports Society has done anything, it is to relaunch players. Names like Almunia have passed through its ranks, Iraizoz, Aitor Arregi, Leisure, Discharge, Krmon, Luis Prieto, Manel, Rivera, Jankovic, Jon Kortina, Karabeg, Lediakov, Luluaga, moisés, Olano, Guerrero Txefe, Kike Mateo, Loinaz, Joseba Llorente, Mario Bermejo, Pizo Gómez, Gaizka Toquero tone or, David Silva and Xabi Alonso, as most notable cases in the last 15 years.
Impressive bouquet of names to which we must now add the loan from Levante José Luis Morales (voted best player of December in the BBVA league), Urko Vera the J Peleteiro, the media crack whose romance with Jessica Bueno (ex of Paquirrín) has made the eyes of many cameras attract Ipurúa. Cameras who knows if next year they will not be to witness Real Madrid or Barcelona.