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I’m so proud they are madridistas

March 17, 2011

The club announced today that during a directors meeting yesterday, they decided to name as socios de honor, the highest honor given out by Real Madrid, Vicente del Bosque, Plácido Domingo and Rafa Nadal.  The announcement goes on to say that VDB was chosen for his “impeccable work in coaching Spain to the World Cup,” Plácido Domingo as a “phenomenon of music” and Rafa Nadal as “the number one in world tennis.”

This is great, but one question: where’s the recognition for everything Vicente del Bosque accomplished when he worked for Madrid, from the time he was a player to the head of the cantera to the manager?* I really wish it didn’t take winning the World Cup for Madrid to recognize him like this.

* VDB won five Ligas and three Copas del Rey as a player, and two Champions Leagues and two Ligas as the coach.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenny permalink
    March 17, 2011 15:04

    Del Bosque shouldn’t be lumped in with other people too. He should get an award all on his own.

  2. superfan permalink
    March 17, 2011 15:05

    My exact sentiments about VBD too, Una. Why can they not honor VDB for the success he has achieved with Madrid? It’s great that he’s being honored for the world cup triumph but why not also include the triumphs he’s had with Madrid? Ughhhhh. Frustratinggggg.

    But congratulations to VDB, Domingo, and Nadal!!! 🙂

  3. March 17, 2011 16:19

    when’s the ICYMI comming out??

    • March 17, 2011 16:32

      It involves a lot of work, so it will be out when it is ready.

    • March 17, 2011 17:49

      Be patience with Una as no help is going on. It might take a while to post!

  4. March 17, 2011 16:36

    i bet they would never give an award to hierro :”'(

  5. Priya permalink
    March 17, 2011 16:37

    Hey at least VDB is getting recognized for something. It’s a nice first step for Madrid. Congrats to him and hopefully he does get the recognition he deserves 🙂

    • mar permalink
      March 17, 2011 18:50

      my thoughts exactly. He couldn’t b honoured as a real madrid coach after they fired him (as i have understood of what was said before). It’s good that they recognised him that at least

  6. March 17, 2011 19:02

    Is this FP’s way of recognizing VDB without admitting that he was wrong, in some way, to let him go after carving out such a great legacy?
    Speaking of great legacies, Una, how about a debate about the great legacy of super-hot ballers that RM have hosted through the years? Everyone choose your favorite all-time hottest RM players by position and post it for the guest blog day. Select the players by position. Don’t forget about the brief international interludes – Becks, Canna, Zizou, etc etc etc. How far back into the archives can we go? Try to use the line-up format to make your point. Would you have a 4-4-2, or a 4-3-3? i.e.:
    GK
    Iker (do we need to debate that?)

    RB CB CB LB
    Serhio? AA? Canna? whom?

    MF MF MF MF
    Fill………… in…………… the …………….. blanks….

    Attack Striker
    CRonaldo? Raul?
    Photographic evidence is extremely helpful and highly appreciated.
    Has someone already done this and I missed it? if so, we move on…

  7. Pammie permalink
    March 18, 2011 15:27

    It’s a shame that they won’t give him the award for all the things he achieved with the club, but I guess they’ll never admit how shabbily they treated him. Giving him an award in the first place a step into the right direction though.

  8. RubyTuesday permalink
    March 19, 2011 13:52

    Vicente del Bosque deserves it but not only for coaching Spain. He deserves it because, as you say, he did a great job as a player, coach and “cordinador de la cantera”. During the time he worked with the young people, players like “La Quinta del Buitre” or Raul, Guti and Alvaro (the Pig Noise singer) came to the first team. He is a truly madridista. But well, something is something. I’m proud for it

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