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review the list of notable joules in Chilean football before the rain of memes arrives

Before dedicating himself to music and becoming a star of planetary status, Julio Iglesias he was a goalkeeper real Madrid. Incredible but true.


Before dedicating himself to music and becoming a star of planetary status, Julio Iglesias he was a goalkeeper real Madrid. Incredible but true. And if it hadn’t been for a traffic accident in 1962, we would never have seen him on stage at the 1981 Viña Festival, broken by the emotion of a historic performance.

In fact, were it not for that accident that left him semi-paralyzed for a year and a half, the legendary singer-songwriter could have been a figure in the merengue club, such as Manuel Velázquez Villaverde, Ramón Moreno Grosso, Pedro de Felipe, Luis Costa, Espejo and Hernández. , with whom he shared a dressing room.

When he was recovering in the hospital, a nurse gave him a guitar and he began to create his first songs. That was the end of Iglesias’ career as a footballer, of which there are enough images to qualify the rain of memes that will come with the Spanish artist and the seventh month of the year.

With this story, Julio Iglesias postulates for any selection of Julios. But as in Redgol we always start at home, we will take advantage of remembering the Julios who celebrate their month from today and have been a memorable part of Chilean football. There are cases for all tastes, and for all we celebrate.

A review of the joules of Chilean football

Julio Iglesias has surely been the most famous July of the last century worldwide, in music and in football. But in our football we find several cracks that have proudly carried that name. The memoriones will be able to debate for their favorites, but there are several that cannot be missed in the review.

head the payroll Julius Chrysostusborn in 1950 and who stood out as a striker in Catholic University, , Naval, Arica, Linares and even the Panathinaikos of Greece. He was Chilean national team between 1971 and 1977, being his great sorrow not to have been summoned to the team that traveled to the 1974 World Cup in Germany. The following year he did play the Copa América.

Among the most successful players in Chilean soccer is also the Argentine naturalized Chilean Julio Barroso, who currently plays for Everton de Viña del Mar and has been on the national courts for more than a decade.

The Admiral came from Boca Juniors to Ñublense, jumped to O’Higgins and was champion before settling in Colo Colo between 2014 and 2020. There he won three editions of the , two of the Chile Cup and two of the Super Cup, in addition to taking the captain’s genet of the popular painting.

Another Chilean player who stood out is Julio Gutiérrez, although not too much in local football, since he left for Udinese very young, remaining in Italy for five years in different clubs. He had steps through Unión Española and Universidad Católica to later finish his career in Colombian and Venezuelan soccer.

And not to forget Julio Suazo, born in 1954, who always played in Chilean soccer, going through Unión Española and Huachipato, among others. He played only one match for the Chilean national team. Or Eugenio Julio, a striker who was a maximum idol in Coquimbo Unido and had a brief stint at Colo Colo.

Universidad de Chile contributes two more current joules: Julio Moreyra, el Indio, who played 31 games between 2006, and Julio López, who arrived that same year and walked his career from Indonesia to Mexico and Switzerland. Finally, among contemporary soccer players appear a 20-year-old goalkeeper from Colo Colo, Julio Borquezgoalkeeper for Lota Schwager and Julio Castroforward of San Felipe.

To finish, one that reduces any praise to the minimum expression. Julio Martínez Prádanos, the most important Chilean journalist in history, has his name inscribed in the National Stadium, the main sports arena in the country.

The farewell, of course, corresponds to Julio Iglesias. “God willing, when many years go by, you don’t forget, neither your children nor your grandchildren, that a Spanish artist felt like a Chilean many times and told you with all his soul that he loved you, that he loved you and that he adored you. Today, tomorrow and always,” he said in 1981.