Girona as a world springboard

03/24/2023 at 7:25 p.m.


Bueno makes his debut with the absolute Uruguayan team and is added to the list of players from the Gironí team who are international

Well, Tsygankov, Riquelme and Arnau Martínez are the 4 Girona internationals

No competition in First Divisionthe vast majority of players in the Girona enjoy a weekend off before the derby next Saturday in Montilivi against him Spanish. Not all, because there are four who have national team commitments and don’t have a rest. It is what the subsidiary has to work well and follow a positive dynamic in the highest category, which serves as a showcase for footballers to be taken into account by their teams.

That Victor Tsygankovwith 42 caps, play with Ukraine against England tomorrow in Wembley it is nothing new. Yes, it has been, on the contrary, the premiere of santi Well with Uruguay. The rojiblanco central defender made his debut yesterday with the Uruguayan team in a friendly against Japan (1-1) playing the ninety minutes. It was the first time that Well He defended the Celeste absolute shirt, a merit that he has achieved thanks to his notable performances with the Girona.

Well is added to the increasingly long list of players who have been international defending the rojiblanca shirt. The Uruguayan has been the penultimate, because tomorrow it will be the turn of Tsygankov. From the current squad, too riquelme and arnau Martinezwho yesterday were with the Spanish sub21 in AlmeriaThey also have an international role. On the contrary, angel herrerausual with Venezuelahas not yet been summoned since he belongs to the Girona because of the continuous injuries he has suffered. Joel Roca, Ricard Artero and Oscar Urena -currently on loan at the Cartagena– They have also been selected by the U19 team at some time.

See international aliens to Montilivi it’s pretty modern. In fact, before the promotion to Second in 2008, to think that the Girona would have absolute international players or in lower categories at all was unthinkable. apart from the olympic Isidre Hall (1968), or from arseni commas and Narcis Juliawho were sub19 and sub20, before flying to the barca and the Saragossa respectively, the international presence of Girona it was a lot Javier Subirats (78-79), on loan from the Valenciaopened the door of the sub21 that, apart from Juliawould not reopen until more than three decades later when pablo iniguez represented the Girona the 2014-15 academic year. Starting from here and especially as a result of the promotion of the team to First, Pablo Maffeo, Alex Garcia, Pedro Porro and Alex Baenaapart from arnau Martinez and riquelmethey have also tried the penultimate step before the absolute Spanish.

The foreign payroll is much broader. In these last seasons in which he Girona has established itself in professional football and has tried the highest category, a dozen players have been international since Montilivi. Christian stuani (Uruguay), johan Mojica (Colombia) and yassine Bounou (Morocco) even disputed the Russia World Cup 2018 as players of the Girona. The list is completed Yoel Barcenas (Panama), arijanet Muric (Kosovo), jonas Ramalho (Angola), he crash Lush (Honduras), Olunga (Kenya), Larry Kayode (Nigeria), Ranko Despotovic (Serbian) either marc bernaus (Andorra). For his part, Douglas luiz He was international sub20 and sub23 with Brazil and Kevin ringsub23, with Cameroon.

For his part, Bernard prickly he was left with the desire to debut with the absolute Colombia in 2018, just as Valery Fernandez Nor could it be released with the Spanish sub21 in 2020. The two were called up but did not enjoy minutes.