Sad day for Madrid fans who have known the death of former footballer Wilson Alfredo Jones at 87 years of age. The club has reported his death in an official statement with which it has wanted to convey its condolences to family and friends who are now going through hard times.
The news has fallen like a jug of cold water on the oldest fans of the white team since it is about a player who was present in a historic moment of the club, the conquest of the first European Cup in 1956. Wilson Jones was part of that squad.
In this way, it will always be kept in the legend of the white club since that year began a historical legacy that served to forge the supremacy of Real Madrid in world football. The year 1956 is the first in which the hegemony of the club in Europe began and which continues to this day. In addition, that course marked the beginning of the club’s most successful cycle, culminating in the achievement of five European Cups in a row.
Wilson Jones stayed for two seasons at the white club, from 1955 to 1956, so the Madrid club, with its president Florentino Pérez at the head and all its Board of Directors, wanted to have a memory of his memory and his legacy after a long career in the world of sports.
This was the official statement issued by the Concha Espina entity: “Real Madrid CF, its president and its Board of Directors deeply regret the death of Wilson Jones, who wore our club’s shirt between 1955 and 1956, in which won 1 European Cup “.
“Real Madrid would like to express its condolences and its affection and affection to all its relatives and loved ones and to all the clubs in which it played throughout its career. Wilson Jones has passed away at the age of 87. Real Madrid extends its condolences to all madridismo. “
Important trajectory in Spain
A regular in attacking positions, Wilson Jones, a native of Orense, signed for Real Madrid in 1952 and was on loan to various clubs until in 1955 he was able to join the first team. However, the omnipresence of players of the stature of Alfredo Di Stéfano or Paco Gento closed the doors of having had more minutes and a more significant role with the white jersey.
He was born in the town of O Barco de Valdeorra and left a fond memory in Spanish football due to his enormous qualities within the area. He played for several important clubs such as Lérida, Alavés, Zaragoza or Racing, before retiring in his Orense in 1965. Hobbies that from now on will remember his goals and his great plays with a certain nostalgia to meet you the sad news of his death at 87 years of age.