Gold and diamonds for Valdano


The Board of Directors of CD Tenerife it was agreed this Friday to grant the gold and shiny badges from entity to Jorge Valdanoin conjunction with the upcoming 30th anniversary celebration of European debut of the team, which took place against Auxerre at the Heliodoro Rodríguez López stadium.

Jorge Valdano Castellanos (Las Parejas, Argentina, October 4, 1965) came to the blue and white team in April 1992 to direct the last eight games of the championship. First division.

Along the competition, with one day left, the club finally proved the permanence in the top category, achieving convincing victories against Valencia, Barcelona and Real Madrid, among others.

One season later, Tenerife managed to qualify for the first time in its history for the UEFA Cup -now called the Europa League-, after finishing the championship in fifth position in the qualifying table.

Tenerife debuted in European competition on September 15, 1993 at the Heliodoro Rodríguez López stadium against AJ Auxerre (2-2), with an epic victory in the second leg thanks to a goal by Felipe Miñambres (0-1).

After being deleted Olympiakos Greek, the Tenerife team was measured in eighth in the final against Juventus, where they were eventually eliminated despite a 2-1 win in Tenerife.

In that same season, the blue and white team came up with the first and only chance to date the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, where he was dropped by Celta de Vigo.

Jorge Valdano is the fifth coach included more official matches on the Tenerife bench (102) throughout its history between the First Division, Copa del Rey and Europe.

Source: La Verdad


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