Atlético de Madrid adds a new star from 73 years ago


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Atlético de Madrid adds a new star from 73 years ago

The Royal Spanish Football Federation awarded the President’s Cup to the mattress institution, which won the title in 1947.

While in Spain the national football season came to an end, Atlético de Madrid he did not remain empty-handed. And is that Real spanish soccer federation He presented him with a trophy that he won 73 years ago: the President Cup.

An atypical situation, but not more than what happened seven decades ago. Although the title comes very late at the hands of the Colchoneros, the tournament was also held, which began in 1941 and ended in 1947.

At first, this competition was to be a home run that would be played by Portuguese and Spanish clubs, an idea that did not prosper, so the Cup was contested by: Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona, ​​Valencia and Atlético Aviación (today Atlético de Madrid).

Between April and May 1941 the six days were played except for one meeting, which would be played by the Valencian and Madrid players, who led the table with 7 and 6 points, respectively. Six years and four months later, that game was played and ended with a 4-0 victory for the Rojiblancos. In this way, the President’s Cup was delivered to Atleti in 2020 after an event held in La Ciudad del Fútbol in Las Rozas.

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