He CD Tenerife delivers the gold and diamond insignia to the Club legend Jorge Valdano. The Argentine managed, 30 years ago, to qualify the Tenerife team to play the UEFA Cup for the first time in its history.
The club’s first match in the UEFA Cup took place on September 15, 1993, so Friday will be remembered again for marking exactly three decades since that debut against the Auxerrewhich became a blue and white rival after the exclusion of the Olympique de Marseille for the Tapie case, the historic leader of the French club accused of corruption, bribery and other crimes.
A historic debt is settled
It so happens that Valdano will succeed the president who opted for him, Javier Pérez, on the select list of those awarded the golden insignia.who received the insignia posthumously in the tribute paid to him by CD Tenerife at the end of December 2015, at which time the club was also named after him. Geneto Sports City.
Before Pérez, the previous board of directors decided to give top honors to two other blue and white leaders such as Julio Santaella, Colo; and Víctor Pérez de Ascanio. The awards ceremony took place at the Royal Casino of Tenerife. The agreement of the blue and white board dates back to April 5, 2015 “based on the entity’s honors and distinctions regulations and once the mandatory file has been processed.”
With this insignia for Jorge Valdano, the new council establishes its own style manual and puts the soccer in the center of focus. In the process, he resolves a grievance with the Hispanic Argentine, to whom this distinction should have been given during the Centennial year, to whose central events he was not invited. A few months late, the wound is closed and he is given the honors he deserves.