Racing, in tribute to the historic Vicente Miera

You are a symbol for our club and a reference in Cantabria. That doesn’t just imply the sport, but the person. One of the matches most remembered by Racing fans is that 5-0 victory over Barça in El Sardinero and I want you to know that you are a myth of Spanish football. You are a gentleman, a good man and your entire career has corroborated it. Thank you for everything you have given us”. These were dedicated this Sunday by the president of Racing, Manolo Higuera, to Vicente Miera. The Casa de Cantabria in Madrid took advantage of Racing’s visit to Alcorcón to pay tribute to the former Cantabrian footballer and coach, a historic figure in Racing and Spanish football.

As a footballer he debuted with Racing in 1960, at the end of a season in which the Verdiblancos were proclaimed Second Division champions. The following year he started in the First Division and his good performance led him to sign for Real Madrid, where he spent eight seasons before finishing his career with two years at Sporting. With the whites he won seven leagues, a Cup and a European Cup.

As a coach, he was a Spanish coach and became Olympic champion in Barcelona ’92. He directed 335 matches in the First Division for Real Oviedo, Sporting, Espanyol, Atlético de Madrid, Tenerife, Sevilla and Racing. He was on the Campos de Sport bench for two seasons: 94-95, with the 5-0 win over Barcelona, ​​and 95-96, which did not end.

In addition to Higuera, Racing, which gave Miera a shirt with his name and a tie pin, was represented by Sebastián Ceria and Víctor Diego. But the Cantabrian club was not the only one to send representation. Emilio Butragueño went for Real Madrid and Roberto Solozábal went for Atlético. The Spanish Federation was also present through the current coach, Luis de la Fuente.

Room with your name

The event, organized by Diego Higuera, member of the Casa de Cantabria in Madrid, was closed by the president of the institution, José Manuel Conde, and served to announce that one of the rooms at the headquarters will from now on be named of the Cantabrian athlete, and also had the presence of a good part of the Peña Vindio Sotileza.

Before, an excited Miera had thanked all those attending for a tribute in which football, especially Cantabrian and Madrid football, in what served in a certain way as a social preview to the duel between Alcorcón and Racing with a memory of the Santander right back , who also once wore the Spanish national team shirt. It was in the 60-61 season, the first in Madrid, as the previous year he would have been selected with the B team, at that time when he was still wearing the racing colors.

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