Tendillo the goal that saved the Valencia League and knocked out Real Madrid

Tendillo the goal that saved the Valencia League and knocked out Real Madrid
Tendillo was the author of the most important goal of the season 1982-1983 Valencia CF (Photo: Cadena SER)

Last update December 15, 2019 by Javier Argudo

The goal Tendillo was the most important of the season 1982-1983 for him Valencia CF. With that much, che could set the narrow win (1-0) and thus he avoided the drama of relegation to the Second Division in the last day.

Not had it easy the whole valencianista that 1 May 1983. visit Mestalla (at that time Luis Casanova) the Real Madrid that he was playing no more and no less than the title of league champion.

The local team was superior in the first part of the match and at the end of the break came Tendillo's goal which would ultimately be final. But nevertheless, the Real Madrid, like is logic, he was not going to give up and in the second half he tried to turn the scoreboard.

For Valencia they played that afternoon: Bermell, Botubot, Arias, Tendillo, Reel, Saura, Subirats, Robert, Ribes, Pablo Rodríguez and Welzl as headlines in addition to Castellanos and Solsona. On the bench he sat Koldo Aguirre.

The Real Madrid He formed with: Agustin, Camacho, Metgod, Bonet, Juan Jose, Saint Joseph, Angel, Galician, Forest, Juanito and Santillana. Also they played: Isidro and Pineda. All of them trained by Alfredo Di Stéfano.


The news that came from the Insular of Las Palmas they were not good for him Real Madrid. The Athletic Club beat comfortably (1-5) and meringues (that day they wore completely purple) the league was slipping away from them with that solitaire Tendillo goal.

With the final whistle, explosion of joy in the hobby of the Valencia that I could finally breathe easy. Watching the images of the match, The fact that the referee of the match could be interviewed on the field is strikingly striking., which this time was Jiménez Madrid.


curiously, the Moncada defender signed four seasons later for the club Bernabéu coinciding with Valencia's relegation to the Second Division In the season 1985-1986 after passing through the Real Murcia.

Tendillo had a successful career. He was a newcomer to the first squad of Valencia who became champion of Copa del Rey in 1979, of the Recopa and the European Super Cup in 1980.

With the Real Madrid won 3 Suspenders, 2 Cups and 3 Supercopa of Spain. He also played for Spain in 27 occasions. He ended his career Burgos CF with which he played the season 1992-1993 First Division.



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