Pedja Mijatovic's signing, triggered the animosity towards Valencia CF Real Madrid

Pedja Mijatovic's signing, triggered the animosity towards Valencia CF Real Madrid
Mijatovic changed the white of Valencia for Real Madrid, something that marked a break between the two clubs and hobbies (Photo:

Last update March 23, 2024 by colgadosporelfutbol

Says the RAE in its definition of the word animus: Feeling of opposition, enmity or antipathy towards a person has. Definitely, It is the word that perfectly defines the general feeling that feels hobby Valencia CF in general, rare exceptions, to him Real Madrid motivated largely by Pedja Mijatovic's signing by the whole Madrid.

Real Madrid played at home at Mestalla

But nevertheless, There was a time when both clubs were more than cordial relationship. In fact, was not a, not twice but three times when Valencia offered his stage set for the play there from the capital home. It was in the season 1975-1976 when the Real Madrid He saw his stadium was closed after a few incidents in the European Cup tie against Bayern Munich and later on, in the 1986-1987 when, again after a match against the Germans, Madrid requested and played together in the, by then, Luis Casanova.

In fact, Some voices claim that the goals of Real Madrid which were announced at the coliseum Valencia marker were welcomed with a liking for some tier. But all this is over and cut root in summer 1996.

The controversial signing of Mijatovic: Exploit the rivalry

After the season 1995-1996 the Real Madrid He bursts with banking services becoming the star of Valencia, Pedja Mijatovic, paying his buyout clause. At that time the signing became the most expensive in the history of the Spanish League since the whole Madrid payment 1.486 million pesetas, a scandal.

Negotiations between the player and the Real Madrid They had begun a few months earlier and from there began the crossing of words between Valencia president (Paco Roig) and Madrid (Lorenzo Sanz). The player, Upon arrival in Madrid, Valencia said that had everything except titles, something that does get in the stage Madrid.

Montenegrin performance with stretchy Real Madrid It had nothing to do with their stage Valencia where got 68 goals in three seasons while at the Bernabeu club only managed 36.

Mijatovic scores the goal for 'La Séptima'’ Real Madrid

yes, It served its purpose, that is to say, win titles. A league, Copa del Rey, Intercontinental and, especially, seventh European Cup also scoring the winning goal against Juventus and Amsterdam.

After three seasons as madridista more less, Mijatovic He emigrated to Italy to sign for the Fiorentina where he had no impact and played very little. It was then when the opportunity arose sign for Levante UD, Second Division. Pedja signed a one-year contract with the enemy in the city of Valencia. With the elastic granota disputed 21 matches and scored 3 Goals for 2002-2003. At the end of the season he hung up his boots.

Mijatovic Levante UD
Mijatovic day of his presentation as new player Levante UD (Photo: Brand)

Since then, the Valencia and the Real Madrid They are intimate enemies. Valencia lived a few years after its heyday winning two league titles and contesting two finals of Champions League (He attach precisely lost against Real Madrid set) so the rivalry was also on the rise. The relationship between the two clubs and hobbies and far from affable and animosity on both sides is great.

Javier Argudo

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