Elias Figueroa and his' enlightened goal’

Elias Figueroa and his' enlightened goal’
The goal lit Elias Figueroa (Photo: prensafutbol.cl)

Last update April 11, 2019 by Javier Argudo

Elias Figueroa It is for many the best defender in football history. Chilean footballer is an idol in his country and achieved great milestones throughout his career some of which we'll see in the following article.

We shall not dwell too much on its many individual awards but we must emphasize that Figueroa He was awarded by the FIFA as best player of the world in 1975 like in 1976 and best player in America three years in a row (1974, 1975 Y 1976).

Elias Figueroa as he highlighted in clubs Santiago Wanderers Y Palestinian in his country. He later played in Peñarol in Uruguay and International Brazil to the point that it is considered the best foreign player in the history of Brazilian championship.

His most famous play occurred precisely in a match that would decide the champion Brazil faced Internacional de Porto Alegre against him Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte.

In the second part scoreless goals, Elias Figueroa He towered over defenders sharply past the goal a cross from the right. The sky was overcast but at the time of the auction a ray of sunshine lit up the figure of the Chilean fullback. So that gave the title to his team and led delirium to the stands packed with Beira-Rio.

BEST FIGUEROA ELIAS Chilean soccer player

The defense is considered by most experts the best Chilean soccer player, even ahead of other figures as Carlos Caszely.

With the selection of Chile He was present in three World (1966, 1974 Y 1982). He was named best defense Quote 1974 held in Germany and as a curiosity we can emphasize that it is the first player in history who played a World Cup being grandfather (World Cup Spain '82).

Definitely, one of the greatest footballers of America and the world may not have the recognition or impact if they have had others by the fact that he played in teams or European clubs but deserves recognition.


Javier Argudo

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