Seville is in mourning: Biri-Biri died at age 72


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Seville is in mourning: Biri-Biri died at age 72

The African footballer marked the Andalusian club in the 70s.

Seville is mourning the death of Alhaji Momodo Njle, better known as Biri Biri, one of the sentimental references in its history. The Nervión club has explained in a statement that an African footballer died at 72 in Dakar (Senegal) after failing to recover from surgery.

Biri Biri came to the Andalusian team in the 1974-75 season and played five years at Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán accumulating 34 goals in 109 official matches and managing to return the club to the First Division by sharing costumes with other legendary players such as Pablo Blanco and Gallego.

During his time in Seville, the African gained the affection of the fans that made him immortal thanks to the famous Biris Norte group that bears his name and which has become the benchmark for the animation of the Seville coliseum.

Photo: Seville


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