A lack of an increase in the scoring account in his last game against Real Sociedad, louis surez leaving Atlético with 83 games behind him, at least 34 goals and a league title in which he would be essential, but without the plaque that accredits him as a Club Legend. The fact of not having reached one hundred presences in his two campaigns as a rojiblanco leaves him without distinction, even though he will remain eternally in the imagination of the fans. However, this is not an isolated case, as the template of unforgettable players who do not have that recognition is scary.
It is difficult to understand that Falcao, after scoring 70 goals in just two campaigns, did not appear in the red-and-white Olympus. Much more considering his contribution to lift the first title of the Simeone era (the 2012 Europa League), the Cup at the Bernabu that put an end to 14 years of humiliation against Real Madrid and the 2012 European Super Cup. the criteria to recognize a Legend is clear, with which his 91 games leave him without a plaque.
He is not the only scorer, far from it, because after his departure Atltico would be crowned League champion with town in their ranks without that title changing the film either. The top scorer in the history of the Spanish team, who scored 15 goals with the then Caldern club, only played 47 games, including a Champions League final.
The club of Legends without a plate in the Atltico includes two Pichichis of the League: balthazar (35 goals in the 88-89 season) and Vieri (24 in 97-98). The Brazilian would leave his mark in 93 games, while the Italian only played 32, fattening his scoring account with another five goals in Europe. Even from Second, case of Save in 2001 (33 goals in 77 games), or diego alonso in 2002 (22 in 39).
Two essential figures in the history of Atlético also appear in black and white: wow won two Generalsimo Cups (59-60 and 60-61), scoring 40 goals in 81 games, while Leivinha they won a Cup (75-76) and a League (76-77) in their 93 appearances (43 goals). However, speaking of Doublets, the figure of Penevwho closed his brief but triumphant career with Atletico with 44 duels and 22 goals.
Da Silva Chick (29 targets in 80 appointments from 85 to 87), Julius Salinas (36 goals in 89 matches between 1986 and 1988), you knew (11 goals in 83 duels, from 1990 to 1994) or the Mexican louis garca (33 in 73 in the 92-93 and 93-94 campaigns) do not have the aforementioned plate either.
Legends without plate in the Atltico in all positions
Beyond these renowned scorers, there are players who left their mark on Atltico without having been recognized with a plaque in all positions. Among the goalkeepers stand out marcel sundaydouble League champion (49-50 and 50-51) and Zamora trophy (48-49) who played 86 games before becoming a coach or the charismatic goalkeeper of the Second Division promotion, a Monkey Burgos who defended the sticks 67 times before becoming an assistant Simeone.
Among the defenders stands out Bakerwith three titles on his resume in 88 games: Intercontinental Cup (1974), Generalsimo Cup (75-76) and League (76-77). tripperafter 86 duels, said goodbye to the last League, Peter with the 1991 and 1992 Cups (71 appearances), Juan Carlos with the one from 1991 (90 citations)…
Lastly, also midfielders who would always be on the fans’ Legends list, such as Pizo Gomez (92 games and a Cup), Quique Setin (winner of the 1985 Super Cup after playing 93 games), orejuela (champion of the two consecutive Cups in 91 and 92 who played 91 duels), Juninho (childhood idol of Koke during his 78 games), Valern (86), Jorge Larena (97), German (39 matches)…