Two titles in Africa, 12 in America, 27 in Asia, 56 in Europe, one in Oceania and another World Cup. 99 trophies of which only one came from a tournament of selections: “Over time we have realized how important it was for the country. The local league is not of high competitive level and we are a selection with limitations demographic, “he explains Felix Sanchez, champion of the Asian Cup with the selection of Qatar.Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, which conquered the national triplet in England and also raised the Community Shield, it was the foreign club with Spanish representation that won the most titles in 2019, while Xavi Hernandez, which raised the Qatar Stars League as a footballer and he won the Qatar Super Cup as coach of Al sadd, was the only Spanish who managed to proclaim himself champion from the grass and the bench. Another milestone was the one achieved by Pablo Marí in Brazil. Flamengo Central He became the first player born in Spain to win the Copa Libertadores. His compatriot Miguel Ramirez He did the same in the Copa Sudamericana, which this course will face in the Recopa. The year 2019 was capitalized for most of the Spanish soccer players and coaches who practice abroad. This is indicated by the 99 titles won during the last 12 months in 57 countries spread across the five continents. In total, 234 champions who made it possible to raise 39 Leagues, 25 Cups, seven League Cups, 20 Super Cups, seven continental tournaments and a Club World Cup.If in 2018 we only managed to conquer two continental trophies (Champions of Oceania and CAF Confederation Cup), 2019 stands out for being the first year in which Spanish football was present in the four major titles of Europe Y South America: Champions League, Europa League, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. Four trophies to which we must add an Asian Cup, an AFC Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.“I feel that the Spanish footballer is a very valued athlete. Not only at the level of quality; also of professionalism. Clubs around the world bet on us and that makes us increasingly more out,” he tells AS César Azpilicueta, responsible for raising the Europa League as captain of Chelsea. Alberto Moreno, who conquered the Champions with the Liverpool before returning to Spain, reveals the memory “of having been able to dedicate it to Jose Antonio Reyes“.
1 Iker Casillas has dashed Arsenal’s hopes of signing him by declaring that he wants to stay at his boyhood club Real Madrid.The Spanish goalkeeper, who became the first captain to win eight major trophies last weekend with Madrid’s Club World Cup success, has been heavily linked with a move to the north London club.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Casillas’s professionalism and leadership qualities on the pitch, and came close to bringing the 33-year-old to the Emirates last summer.But when the deal never materialised, Wenger turned again to Wojciech Szczesny, who has impressed between the sticks along with promising back-up Damian Martinez.Casillas is contracted to the Santiago Bernabeu club until 2017 and has re-gained his first-team spot under Carlo Ancelotti this term – making his 700 appearances for the club.“There are no reasons to leave Real Madrid,” the Madrid-born goalkeeper told Spanish newspaper Marca. “I still want to win many titles with this jersey.” Iker Casillas in action for Real Madrid