Friday, December 8, 2023

A Coruña mourns the death of Arsenio Iglesias

Around 12 in the morning of this Friday, May 5, the news of the death of Arsenio Iglesias, a historical of Deportivo. Since then, the words of admiration and affection They began to flood the social networks, where there are dozens of photographs of the Bruxo de Arteixo with very emotional messages and not only from people from the world of football, but also from politicians, writers, journalists and, above all, many people from A Coruña and sportsmen.

Deportivo has shared a video with some of the best moments of Arsenio in the club of his life.

And so the reactions of other soccer teams began to arrive, such as the eternal rival, the Celticwho expressed his condolences on Twitter, like other clubs such as Valencia, Cádiz, Ponferradina, Sporting de Gijón, Racing de Ferrol, Espanyol, Granada or Sabadell. No matter the category, everyone remembers the man who was the coach of Dépor, who he guided to conquer the King’s Cup in 1995.

Mauro Silva, who was under his orders in the blue and white shirt, uploaded a photo to Instagram remembering the moments with him. “For baby and for me, when we arrived in Spain, he was like a father to us. He taught us a lot about life and football, and we will always remember him fondly”, he was sincere, and stressed that “Arsenio was an endearing person with a big heart and he was always concerned about the well-being of his players”. “He was fundamental in our successes as a team and I will never forget the moments we shared together,” he wrote.

Borja Jiménez, who was Deportivo’s coach in the 2021-2022 season, did not hesitate to highlight the figure of the deceased: “A great man who brought sportsmanship to all of Spain.”

He council from A Coruña, who has called a minute of silence in the Plaza de María Pita, recalled that Arsenio is “a benchmark for several generations of A Coruña”. He also the Mayor, Inés Reywrote a few words of affection for his death: “Much to say and little to tell. As a Coruña and sports fan I am dismayed by the death of Arsenio Iglesias, legendary of Dépor and adoptive son of the city. Impossible to return all the joys and wisdom that you give us Always tie, fox.”

Other politicians, such as the nationalist Francisco Jorquera and the mayoral candidate for United We Can, José Manuel Sande, also offered their condolences to the family. “I sing ben nos fixeches, Mestre. You sing alegrías nos deches. Rest in Peace,” wrote the former mayor Xulio Ferreiro.

The pain also reached the world of culture, with messages of condolence from writers like Nieves Abarca.


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