When Atlético bought the Cádiz because it was cheaper than fingering Kiko: We were dismantled by the apartment

"That was a rare time where almost everything was of a word," reflects Enrique Cerezo, president of Atlético de Madrid, on that bond that, during two seasons,

When Atlético bought the Cádiz because it was cheaper than fingering Kiko: We were dismantled by the apartment

"That was a rare time where almost everything was of a word," reflects Enrique Cerezo, president of Atlético de Madrid, on that bond that, during two seasons, existed between the Red Rojiblanco and the Cádiz. "It's been many years (28), I almost do not remember it, I think those actions were as a guarantee in case the conditions of sale of Kiko and Quevedo were not fulfilled," scarves in telephone conversation with the world between a preserved memories Blocking

We traveled over time until the summer of 1992. Specifically until June 30 in which all clubs, except Real Madrid, Barcelona, Athletic and Osasuna, had to complete the race their conversion into sports corporations, with the end of Burn your accounts. The partners left the shareholders. And the City Council of Cádiz had to go out to the rescue of the city team. 70% of the shares (each was worth 5,000 pesetas / 30 euros) failed to be sold and the consistory took charge of this majority package as a solution of urgency. "Manuel Irigoyen, who had been president of the club between 1978 and 1992, remained one of the members of the Council. In 1993, the Town Council sells Jesus Gil actions, staying as a guarantee Real estate possessions, and Enrique Cerezo becomes President From the Cádiz honorifically, "says Miguel Iglesias, who was a legal adviser from the Cádiz and, also, who developed the Magical González Contract years ago.

The purchase was not any whim of Jesus Gil. He simply realized that it was cheaper to acquire the Cádiz's share package (around 200 million pesetas / 1.2 million euros), newly descended to Second Division, than paying the transfer of Kiko, the aried ariety in The Olympic Games of Barcelona'92, and Quevedo. "By Kiko and Quevedo, 300 million pesetas was asked (1.8 million euros), I went two or three times to Madrid with Irigoyen to talk about this negotiation. After eight years in first, a week to fall to second They were no longer Kiko and Quevedo. And Arteaga would sell the Espanyol before the first league game. The club began to dismantle, "says the Argentine Hugo Vaca, then Technical Secretary of the team.

"Whoever passes to Kiko and Quevedo is not Jesus Gil. But it is true that it converges the creditor character of the outstanding debt for that purchase of the actions and payment of the players. Both went to Madrid almost free because at that moment The Cádiz was the seller and the creditor of the two, "says Miguel Iglesias, with a millimeter radiography of everything that happened. "Gil entered anger when he learned that Irigoyen had sold Arteaga to Espanyol," he adds about a player who, surely, was destined to follow the steps of the two companions of him.

Kiko (Jerez, 1972) was the main reason that promoted Jesus Gil to the acquisition of the Cádiz. "After the descent of the Cádiz, the Atlético made an offer for me. When my father commented on me, we were all delighted. Then the contacts began to specify my transfer", count the striker A This newspaper. "I had no idea of other matters, beyond that offer for me, however, during a visit to the drafting of the newspaper Marca, I found Lendoiro (President of Deportivo) and said to Fernando Torcal, a Brazilian representative who He worked with Irigoyen, who to see if he told him the reason why I ended up in Atlético and not in Deportivo, despite the offer he had made for me. "

"I had a clause of 300 million pesetas and Kiko's was greater than mine, for much less than that amount, Gil was done with the actions, we were two kids we were looking forward to going to a big team. For me it was something Tremendous ", Abunda 'Mami' Quevedo (Cádiz, 1969), the other name of his own, which only played 19 games in his only season (93/94) in athletic. "I had three options: staying at the Cádiz, go to Atlético or wait for a team to pay my clause. When Jesús Gil arrived, that 300 million clause was annulled."

The adventure of the Cádiz in second, after the change of club owners, would end up in shipwreck. "I wanted Tato Abbey, Miguel Ángel Benítez and Iordanov, of Sporting, but they did not bring me to anyone. In second he started Colin Addison (he directed Atlético in 17 games of 88/89) as a coach, but he turned home For family problems. So I was games like an interim on the bench, where I was also a physical trainer Lorenzo Buenaventura (today in Manchester City with Guardiola), "says Hugo Vaca.

"Cherry call me and tells me: 'Hugo, we have a coach: José Antonio Naya'. I say surprised: 'Enrique, Naya?' It was a technician who had climbed the Burgos first, but I had been told a lot. of eccentricities of his. I did not know him, I had no animoster, but he did know what was talked about. I gave him 100 reasons why they did not sign it and argued that it was a good physical trainer. We had the best preparer (Buenaventura) and He told me that. The next day he called me Enrique to talk to Naya. That was a disaster and we ended up down to second B. We had taken everything away: the table, the fridge ... they had dismantled the apartment, "continues cow, Regretting that it was placed more by the Marbella than by the Cádiz: "They had two children: One took care of him and the other was abandoned. Tilico, Benítez and Iordanov went to the Marbella. They were booted and they left us lying. That yes , the people who were here, who sent, were impeccable as people. E n The personal, they had a sensational behavior. But Atlético wanted to have a subsidiary and that in Cádiz was not admitted. "

The relationship between Atlético and Cádiz would conclude in 1995, in a hotel in Seville, near Sánchez-Pizjuán. "The players did not charge and not get the promotion to second (the team was in the battle for the rise with Cacho Heredia on the bench) decide to sell the club. Cherry tree gave up the actions to the Cádiz. Atlético did not take money for his Sale and neither was it who created the economic problem. Jesús Gil believed that he bought a bargain and found a Gruyer cheese, "complete Miguel Iglesias.

In the 90s, during a good handful of nights, the heart of the Cádiz belonged to Atlético. While Kiko, the involuntary trigger of the operation, fought to climb up to the top that he would reach with the double of 1996: "That was a rare time."

Updated Date: 27 November 2021, 20:24

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