The one who was a footballer and coach died this Sunday, June 20 at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville.
Sad news that arrived from Seville. This Sunday, June 20, Luis del Sol died at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital . The former footballer and former coach is considered one of the great legends of both Real Madrid and Betis and the Spanish team.
Not only in Spain. Del Sol also crossed borders by being part of both Roma and Juventus in Turin. And, precisely, it is the Vecchia Signora that also considers Spanish to be one of the legends of Bianconera history. They nicknamed him ‘ Settepulmoni ‘ there.
Born on April 6, 1935 in Arcos de Jalón (Soria) , his career as a footballer began at Utrera . And it is that despite being from Soria by birth, his family moved to Seville when he was barely a few months old. From Utrera he made the leap to Betis and from there to Real Madrid, Juventus, Roma to close his career as a professional player in the Verdiblanco team.
Real Betis Balompié has echoed the news and wanted to send a message after the death of Luis del Sol: ” Real Betis Balompié shows its utmost regret for the death of Luis del Sol Cascajares, the greatest legend in our history . D.E.P”.
He played for Real Madrid from 1960 to 1962. And it was at this stage that he managed to lift the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup, considered the most important trophies he won in his career, in addition to the aforementioned European Championship with the national team. . In the merengue team, in addition, they also won two Leagues and a King’s Cup.
“A very complete player with a strong physique. He fought every ball until the end. Very intelligent, he knew what to do at all times. His time at Real Madrid was most fruitful, both for the club and for the player. Few footballers in only two seasons have added so many awards “, that’s how they remember a Luis del Sol who says goodbye to us at the Santiago Bernabéu.
The Heroes of ’64
Luis del Sol was international with the Spanish soccer team and, precisely, he was part of one of the historical teams of our country, since he managed to raise the first European Championship in Spain in 1964. Called the ‘Heroes of 1964’, that Selection won the continental tournament. In addition, he also participated in the World Cup in Chile in 1962 and in England in 1966. Spanish football is in mourning.