I. Marino

I. Marino

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Remembering the days when I was a boy. Laying down on my bed, with my dad sitting next to me. Telling me stories of the 1970s. The 70s, possibly the greatest era of Peruvian Futbol. He told me stories of El Nene Teofilo Cubillas, how he was one of the best the world had ever seen. Telling me how his thunderous shot that gave Per u its 1st world cup win since the 30s, sent the entire nation into euphoria. Telling me of "El Capitan de America" Hector Chumpitaz, bruising every player that stood in his way. Telling to opposition to dare to come at him. I still await the day, where I can tell my own kids stories about Peru. But what is there to tell? 32 years of Failure? 32 years of false hope? 32 years Developing some of the best players in this world, and yet, we cannot reach the World Cup? 32 years of losses that hurt our hearts? 32 years of wins that never mattered? One day I hope I can tell my kids, The speed and technique of Jefferson "La Foquita" Farfan toying with other players. The stamina and courage of Juan "El Loco" Vargas, tirelessly running up and down the pitch. The spectacular saves of Raul "Superman" Fernandez. The strength and heart of Jose Paolo "El Depredador" Guerrero, The vision and intelligence of Rinaldo Cruzado, The imitating Alberto "El Mudo" Rodriguez and then, Our captain, Claudio "El Bombadero de los Andes" Pizarro. But when they are alive and growing up, they will watch the incredible speed of Yordy " El Rey" Reyna, Edison "Orejas" Flores, the future of Real Madrid and Peru, Cristian "Chaval" Benavente. One day I hope. One Day.

People nowadays look at Real and one name comes to mind, Cristiano Ronaldo. No doubt, he is one of the best players of this generation. But when I hear the name Real Madrid, I think of Zidanes incredible volley in our last CL triumph, Di Stefano and Puskas in the 50s and 60s, the "original" Ronaldo, the Mexican hero Hugo Sanchez and among other things that made Real one of the most iconic and popular clubs in the world. People will always hate, saying we haven't won the CL in a decade, how we are inferior to Barcelona(never ever), but through all the talk, and all the heartbreak. Im a Madrid fan until I am deceased.

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  • Dienz Jaffret posted 10 hours ago

    Dienz Jaffret

    I guess messi was saving himself for the world cup LOL

  • Dienz Jaffret posted 24 days ago

    Dienz Jaffret

    Hey Marino, how's the world cup for you so far?

  • Alex Barker posted 39 days ago

    Alex Barker

    I was in my hotel in Times Square New York, and I ran down the hallway screaming when I realized it was a goal. If Ramos does not get that pay raise he wanted a few months ago I'll fly to Madrid myself to give Perez a Zidane headbutt. Ramos para siempre en mi corazón. Guerrero de Madrid

  • MMLALA Destroys posted 40 days ago

    MMLALA Destroys

    Absolutely! I was screaming a little bit today at my brother and I realized my throat still hurt a little bit. I lost my voice after that goal, no joke. My friend and I were praying from the 75th minute on and when the 88th minute came we fell silent and started to lose hope. Once Ramos headed it into the back of the net my friend and I screamed as loud as we could, stopped for a second because we saw Courtois and he looked confused (I don't know if you remember) then it showed Ramos and the whole team at the corner flag and we screamed so loud and we hugged each other. We were still celebrating once extra time started until my friend said we should calm down because they might get another crappy goal like the Godin one. We then kissed our badges 50 times as we were both wearing the beautiful shirt.

  • JD Foster posted 40 days ago

    JD Foster

    Yep lol, was practically almost in tears, was a great moment bro. One I will probably never forget .

  • Muhammad Ahmad posted 41 days ago

    Muhammad Ahmad

    I did cry and I screamed a lot. Pure joy

  • Norman posted 41 days ago


    It all changed for Ramos in December. He came out and said "I don't care about your criticism" The next game he played like a monster and started January in that vein of form. He's just gone God-mode these last few months. If Spain win the World Cup and he has a decent start to next season, I don't think saying he's in for a shout at the Ballon D'or is too much of a stretch. Would love to see CR win it as welll... either way, a Real Madrid player.

  • Dienz Jaffret posted 41 days ago

    Dienz Jaffret

    Of course I cried, my heart was beating faster and faster as we were still 1-0 down and 2 minutes away from the 90th minute. Then ramos altered our future.

  • Skie Ross posted 43 days ago

    Skie Ross

    Do you think Ancelotti would have done better or worse then Mourinho if he came to use in 2011?

  • Norman posted 43 days ago


    A bit late but still congratulations fam. We finally did it. Years of suffering, years of heart ache and then boom! Decima! I'm glad Ramos got vindicated. He wanted this more than anyone. Thumbs up to our players and thumbs up to the fans. Let's enjoy this.