Thursday, August 20, 2009

Vélez Sársfield and the legend with the English-sounding name

I just watched on television as visiting VÉLEZ SÁRSFIELD snatched a 1-1 draw at BOCA JUNIORS in the COPA SUDAMARICANA.
Vélez Sársfield have always been one of my favorite clubs from ARGENTINA. The club from the Liniers neighborhood of BUENOS AIRES are famous for playing the first night game in Argentine football history (1928) and for their stadium, nicknamed "EL FORTIN (THE SMALL FORT)."
I just read about one of their most famous players.

DANIEL WILLINGTON played mostly for Talleres de Córdoba and Vélez Sársfield. The Argentina international helped lead the latter club to the title in 1968.
His last name serves as a reminder that Argentina is a nation of immigrants -- even immigrants from English-speaking locales


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