Julio and Spanish football club

Julio and Spanish football club

Post by faj.. » Sat, 30 May 1992 22:40:58


        I've heard that popular singer Julio Iglesia (sp ??) used
to be a goalie for a spanish football club.   I am just curios to know
does anyone know what team did he play for and did injury make him
chose the singing career ?

Jack Teh  

 
 
 

Julio and Spanish football club

Post by David Akkara » Sat, 30 May 1992 23:11:17

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>    I've heard that popular singer Julio Iglesia (sp ??) used
>to be a goalie for a spanish football club.   I am just curios to know
>does anyone know what team did he play for and did injury make him
>chose the singing career ?

Yes, he was reserve goalkeeper for Real Madrid.

-Waddle

 
 
 

Julio and Spanish football club

Post by Dario Beks » Fri, 05 Jun 1992 01:15:20

Quote:

>    I've heard that popular singer Julio Iglesia (sp ??) used
>to be a goalie for a spanish football club.   I am just curios to know
>does anyone know what team did he play for and did injury make him
>chose the singing career ?

>Jack Teh  

        Hi there!
        You're right, J. IglesiaS was a goalie with no less than Real Madrid.
He tells a story that the great Alfredo Di Stefano discovered him in school
when Juliito saved his penalty kick on a school tryout.
        The injury you mention was a nearly fatal car crash that left him
temporarily paralised below the waist. In fact, he likes to emphasize that
he has resorted to music at that point almost like a cure, in psychological
sense, I guess. His recovery went well, but even now you don't see him move
a whole lot on stage as a consequence of the accident. Anyway, comparing to
even the most lucrative soccer contracts, I'd say Julio didn't strike such a
bad deal...
        Regards,
                                Dario