On this day 20 years ago, Deportivo won its last promotion to first Division. A few days later its President, Augusto Cesar Lendoiro, who had just turned 46, launched a challenge from the balcony of the Town Hall of A Coruna. Barca, Madrid, we’re here!, cried. It was not joke because a modest wearing 18 campaigns without playing in the top flight began a cycle that it took to win a League, two cups of the King and three Super, in the semifinals of the Cup Winners Cup and Champions League and emerge victorious from Old Trafford, Bernabeu, Camp Nou, Delle Alpi, Highbury, San Siro, Parc des Princes and Munich’s Olympic. Now, newly dropped to second, a tour of that past reveals the detachment of the entity toward one of its main assets, players that led him to these peaks. Francisco Javier Gonzalez Perez, Fran (Ribeira, 1969), led the team from the rise and when it was started the decline. His brother Jose Ramon (Ribeira, 1968) was that lifted the first trophy of the entity, in a memorable duel interruptus against Valencia in the Cup. Then came Fernando Martinez Perales, Nando (Valencia, 1967) to give flight to the left band, in the first Madrid, who after dazzling in the 1992-93 season is shored up with footballers like Donato Gama da Silva (Rio de Janeiro, 1962) and Javier Manjarin Pereda (Gijon, 1969). The five met with EL PAIS. Source of the news:: “For Depor are a zero to the left”

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