Julio Maldonado, better known as ‘Maldini’, one of the world’s greatest experts in international football, toasts ‘el gol’ with Cuatro Rayas Verdejo
La Seca (Valladolid), November 29, 2018.- Benjamin has achieved what seemed impossible: detach ‘Maldini’ from his satellite dishes and screens to step on the grass. Let him touch the ball and stain his shoes. Neighborhood soccer, not just world stars. Early, in the field of CD Canillas (Madrid): first, a few touches; then shots on target. Finally, a toast ‘to the goal’ with Cuatro Rayas Verdejo.
“I need to watch football. I’m on vacation and I need to watch games ”, Julio Maldonado openly admits, a journalist who accumulates extensive professional experience. Behind him, eight World Cups, five European Cups and more than 20 Champions League. He boasts of keeping his passion intact as a child, since “football reaches everyone, regardless of their social status”. Benjamín Zarandona, a former Real Valladolid football player, asks him about his vocation as a soccer analyst around the world. “I made a kind of crazy network to exchange football videos […] I record an average of 400 games a week,” confesses ‘Maldini’, who continues: “Do you want to see the game as you see it at any time [… ] This is endless, it has no limit, like good wine ”.
Sitting on the bench, they turn to the newspaper library to feed the friendly conversation. The menu is served. Appetizer: comparison Maradona – Messi. Main course: Ronaldo. ‘Maldini’ assures that “Ronaldo is the best center forward I have ever seen”, justified because in his opinion “It was a mixture of things that made him the most complete. Huge power, he was unstoppable, and then technically he was very good ”.
‘Maldini’ specifies “Real Valladolid” and not just “Valladolid”, as is often heard. After the precision, he acknowledges that “Real Valladolid is spectacular and the arrival of Ronaldo has been good for the team.” In addition, after asking Benjamin about the team’s trajectory, he maintains that “relegation problems will not have”. So be it! Health!
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Toast to the goal
Bodega Cuatro Rayas creates this space within its sponsorship of Real Valladolid. It is a meeting point for lovers of football in general and Real Valladolid in particular. Open, carefree and with the aim of transferring the human side of a sport that fascinates millions of people around the world. ‘Maldini’ is Benjamin’s fifth guest, who acts as master of ceremonies. Soon, new public figures will chat with him to reveal his anecdotes and curiosities. Well-known faces from the world of sports, the media, entertainment … Who will be the next to make a ‘toast to the goal’ with Cuatro Rayas?