30 years after his retirement from professional football, Ricardo Enrique Bochini will have a well-deserved tribute as the Libertadores de América Stadium will also bear the name of the club’s greatest idol. Infobae was able to know that the new denomination would be presented in the match against Boca Juniors when the group led by Julio César Falcioni is local on Wednesday, November 24 and since December it will carry the formal name.
The novelty was decided by the current Board of Directors that already communicated it to Bocha, who would receive the relevant tribute in the previous match against Xeneize. This is a subject that has been debated for a long time in the Avellaneda team and even Diego Armando Maradona took his position and indicated that the Red Devils compound should bear the name of the former midfielder.
“I’m waiting because Hugo and Pablo Moyano said it many times, even personally. Also, people on the street say that the field should have my name on it. That vote was not transparent and I was in a bad way. I want you to now make a new consultation and if I lose, that’s it “, asked the Bocha a few days ago, in dialogue with ESPN.
Renaming the court in the game against Boca Juniors, beyond the importance and special seasoning of the classic, will also imply the return of full capacity, something that the National Government will enable from November 16. Then the homage to a full court will be an ideal setting for Rojo’s atmosphere.
The five times champion of the Copa Libertadores de América, already had the possibility that his name would replace the former Cordero street, which overlooks the north stalls, the only sector that preserved the old construction of the old Double Cement Visor (the The upper stalls were known as “the Lamb”). There is also a sector of stalls that honor Bocha.
The red enclosure will be renamed the Estadio Libertadores de América Ricardo Enrique Bochini. The 1986 world champion in Mexico (he played a few minutes against Belgium), shone in Independiente between 1972 and 1991, and was the only club in which he played. He scored 99 goals and provided countless assists for his pinpoint passes.
The icon of the Avellaneda club that won 13 titles, among which the aforementioned Libertadores Cups and two Intercontinental Cups (1973 and 1984) stand out. At the local level, they appear in the foreground: the 1977 National Championship, which with his team were consecrated in Córdoba against Talleres with eight players, the 1978 National who beat River Plate in the final or the 1983 Metropolitan, which was the first success for a team that peaked in the Tokyo final the following year.
Bochini made his debut in the club’s Primera on June 25, 1972 in a match against River Plate at the Monumental Stadium, which was a victory by the minimum for the local with a goal from Juan José López. From that day on, Bocha only played with a shirt at the club level and due to his creative style of play, capable of dribbling up to kicks, he was a machine to assist the strikers.
El ten played until May 5, 1991, in a match against Estudiantes de La Plata, when he was removed on a stretcher from the field of play for a foul by Pablo Erbin. In December of that year he had a well-deserved farewell with a tribute match in the old Double Vicera de Cemento, today called Estadio Libertadores de América, but which will soon also bear the name of Bocha. (Infobae)