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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Real Madrid 1986 - No.7 Butragueno.

Home.

Emilio Butragueno epitomised the values of a bygone age. Unassuming, industrious and a gentleman on and off the field of play, the Spanish striker always let his football speak for him during a glittering career, scoring freely and with a minimum of fuss for club and country.

A Merengue through and through, Butragueno honed his razor-sharp finishing skills in the youth sides at Real Madrid before graduating to the first team in 1984. Acquiring the nickname of El Buitre (The Vulture), he went on to spearhead a fabled quintet of home-grown players that also included Rafael Martin Vazquez, Michel, Miguel Pardeza and Manolo Sanchis.

Emilio formed a deadly partnership with Mexican Hugo Sanchez and amassed 123 La Liga goals in 341 games for Los Blanco's.
In the early eighties Real had lost their way, but Butragueño contributed to the side's transformation in the second half of the decade, and was an instrumental member of the capital club's five national leagues, two domestic cups and two (consecutive) UEFA Cups.

This shirt is available to purchase for £23.99 ref:243Home
A white 100% cotton T-shirt, in small, medium, large and xl sizes.
Please refer to size guide A.
Other sizes may be available on request.

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Away.

1986 saw Real finally reclaim the Spanish title but also saw them defeat FC Koln of Germany 5-3 on aggregate to retain the Uefa Cup.
To his eternal regret, however, he would never get his hands on the European Cup.

After 11 years with Real, he wound down his career in Mexico with Atletico Celaya before retiring from the game in 1998. Embarking on another career, he took an MA in Sports Management in the USA, and returned to the Santiago Bernabeu to become Director of Football.

This shirt is available to purchase for £23.99 ref:243Away
A purple 100% cotton T-shirt, in small, medium, large and xl sizes.
Please refer to size guide A.
Other sizes may be available on request.

Payment and postage options are opposite.

1 comment:

  1. I like the away football shirt, looks so amazing. The Real Madrid football shirt must be popular.

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