When the rule Málaga Juanito for being too short

When the rule Málaga Juanito for being too short
Juanito celebrates one of the 15 goals scored in the league with malaguista shirt (Málaga CF)

Last update October 17, 2019 by Javier Argudo

Juan Gómez “Juanito” It is one of the historic Spanish football players. Always remembered by fans Real Madrid, who dedicate a song the minute 7 each match at Santiago Bernabeu, It was also a fixture in the Spanish national team for many years.

But nevertheless, as they say, one is never a prophet in his own land. Footballer Fuengirola (Málaga) I always wanted to play in the Malaga team but it cost him his. Of youngish, after playing in the juvenile Atletico Madrid, He tried his hand at the CD Málaga who was then heading Marcel Domingo. The French coach was blunt: “This player does not serve us, we have enough bajitos”. I must say, what This was not the only mistake of the coach in question.

In this way Juanito he packed his bags and joined Burgos that militated in Second Division. After four seasons in Castilian lands, where he triumphed achieving promotion to the First and stay later, he got the call of his life to play for Real Madrid which he became a legend staying 10 seasons in the set.


Time passed and the desire to play in Malaga was increasingly difficult. Finally after much try the '7’ malaguista managed to wear the shirt after the Real Madrid did not renew his contract at the end the season 1986-1987.

Juanito CD Málaga
Juanito's shirt CD Málaga “toreando” In the bullfighting arena (Pinterest)

In this way Juanito, their 33 years, He signed by Málaga to play in Second Division with one goal: the ascent to First. This was achieved so he could enjoy a season in the top flight with the team of their land which also achieved the permanence.

Fuengirola footballer cashed in his first year in salary and premium rise 18 million pesetas and had as coach Kubala who he did not complete the course and was replaced by Pepe Sánchez.

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