Former soccer player Jorge ‘Mágico’ González, considered the benchmark of soccer in El Salvador, will have an interactive museum in the stadium that bears his name, announced the president of the National Institute of Sports of El Salvador (INDES), Yamil Bukele.
Bukele pointed out that 22 million dollars will be invested in the remodeling works of the stadium located in San Salvador, and that they expect the works to be completed between February and March 2023.
The funds, according to the president of INDES, are part of a financing granted by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) for the remodeling of various Salvadoran sports venues, including the aforementioned stadium.
The new stadium is expected to host the opening of the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2023.
The national stadium will have a new field, internal track and bleachers, an urban area, a warm-up track, an Olympic swimming pool and an interactive museum in honor of ‘Mágico’ González.
The one considered the best Salvadoran footballer of all time had international projection after playing the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
In that same year, Cádiz signed the Salvadoran player, who played for Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos (FAS).
In 1985 he was loaned for the remainder of the season to Real Valladolid and returned to Cádiz to play there until 1991, the year in which he returned to the FAS to retire after winning two Salvadoran leagues.
The adventures in and out of the field of ‘Mágico’, his genius, the improbable dribbles and the long nights of partying are remembered by experts and the Cádiz fans.
The footballer was recognized in 2003 as ‘Most Merited Son’ of El Salvador by the Legislative Assembly and his name is given to the national stadium, previously called ‘Flor Blanca’. EFE (HN)