Wilfred, the legendary goalkeeper Rayo Vallecano
Wilfred Agbonavbare was the goalkeeper for Rayo Vallecano for much of the 1990s. A childhood soccer classic for many of today's 30-somethings. He was one of those players who stood out more for his delivery than for his talent, but nevertheless it was not bad goalkeeper. A humble player fighter and both of which abounded profile in football of yesteryear. And of those who left their mark. because it was one of the most charismatic players of his time.
He came to the Lightning in 1990 and he held for six seasons defending arc Vallecas. He had a simple beginnings in the world of football. He debuted with just 18 years in the selection of Nigeria and the thing did not do anything right. They got five goals and as often in these cases, they hung the poster cantarín. This cost will not be selected again until ten years later.
Went to USA World Cup in 1994 thanks to his performances on the grass of the vallecas stadium. With its peculiar appearance, his round face and his peculiar mustache, He won over the fans with their stops, humility and work. Then he went to Écija where he ended up as a professional in the season 1996-97 Second Division.
Wilfred had to live closely with racism and the ultra phenomenon of the years 90 and unfortunately, he lived in the first person afternoons like one at the Bernabéu in the mid-s 90. But Willy, as always, faced everything with humility and grandeur..
Today they are fulfilled 8 years that Wilfred left us. Even on days as embarrassing and despicable as the one in this video, gave a life lesson
- Colgadosporelfutbol® (@colgadosfutbol) January 27, 2023
Appearance in the 'Infiltrator Chief’ and death
In 2012 He stepped on the Vallecas grass again to receive a well-deserved tribute and the last thing that was heard from him until his illness, was that despite having been in a World Cup and having played many years in the First Division, I was working as a delivery boy for a transport company on the outskirts of Madrid. Wilfred was even out in the program “The Undercover Boss” Spanish version.
Sadly, the 27 of January of 1995, it emerged that the Nigerian was seriously ill with cancer that took him forever few days after becoming public. Certainly a sad end for one of those players of yesteryear always remain in the memory of football fans.
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