Ángel Abelardo González

, Valencia's historic goalkeeper, with whom he won the Cup title in 1967 and the League title in 1971, died this Wednesday at the age of 77 after a long illness, sources from the Valencia Footballers Association reported.

Abelardo entered the history of the Mestalla club in the 70-71 season, when under

Alfredo di Stéfano he

was proclaimed League champion in a competition in which he played his thirty games in full, he was the least thrashed in the championship with only nineteen goals, for which he obtained the Zamora trophy, and saved several momentous penalties.

He had previously won the Cup title in his first season in Valencia by defeating Athletic Club 2-1 in the final in 1967 under

Edmundo Suárez "Mundo"


Born in Sotondrio (Asturias), he came to Valencia in 1966 from the Popular Union of Langreo to play for seven seasons before leaving in 1974 for Sporting de Gijón.

In the Valencian club he played a total of 171 games, 125 in the League, 33 in the Cup and the remaining thirteen in European competitions.

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