Juan Carlos Unzué, former Barça player


El Sadar pays an emotional tribute to Juan Carlos Unzué

Published:10/04/2022 - 20:36h

Updated:10/04/2022 - 20:36h

Juan Carlos Unzué was honored this Sunday in the run-up to the match between Osasuna and Alaves. The former goalkeeper took the kick-off and was applauded by all those present

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In the previous of the meeting between Osasuna and Alavés lived the most moving moment of the day. Juan Carlos Unzué, ex guardameta and ex trainer of several teams of the Spanish football (between them the FC Barcelona), was recognised and ovacionado by all the presents in The Sadar in a felt homage by part of the club navarro. The one of Pamplona made the kickoff of honour of the party from the chair of wheels in which it moves because of his physical condition.

The one who went goalkeeper culé and second trainer of Luis Enrique during his stage like trainer of the Barça, suffers of lateral sclerosis amiotrófica (ELA), that is an illness of the nervous system that attacks to the neurons that are in the brain and the spinal marrow, affecting the movement of the muscles of the one who suffers it. In this sense, Unzué has worked for visibilizar said condition and thus it did act of presence in the previous of the crash.

The one who dressed the T-shirt of the Osasuna during two stages, received all the affection of the fans of both teams, likewise of the players. The ovation lasted little more than 20 seconds, and afterwards the ex guardameta proceeded to greet to the captains of the groups and made the kickoff of honour. Besides, the players of the entity 'rojilla' went out to the terrain of game with an elastic resembled the one who dressed Unzué in his second stage in the team navarro, with the name and the dorsal of the ex player and a sentence that prayed "Osasuna against the cancer".

Moving gesture of the Osasuna

However, the homage of the Osasuna did not finish here. The players of the team directed by Jagoba Arrasate, carried during all the meeting in front of the Sportive Alavés, a logo against the ELA, with the end to "improve his visibility", as the expressed by the entity in his portal web. Besides, the patch has been available in the official shop of the navarros, with a price of five euros and whose gains will be allocated to the Foundation Luzón.

Of the same way, the T-shirts that have used the footballers during the date of the Sunday will be auctioned. The profits collected by this event will be donado to the same foundation, that works to improve the quality of life of the people that suffer this illness, which still does not have cure. The biddings began the Sunday 10 April to the 14 hours and will keep until the following Sunday 17 April, until the 19 hours.

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