Atlético Madrid have announced that all membership cards for the 2022/23 season will feature Paulo Futre. A tribute to the former Portuguese international, legend of the Spanish club who in the past has already highlighted other mythical figures of the universe in this initiative. mattress like José Eulogio Garate, Luis Aragonés and Adelardo Rodriguez.
“I have no words, I’m delighted,” admitted Futre, who however also reacted on social networks to the tribute.
It was a real honor to defend these colors. Much obrigado de coração to the club of my life for this tribute and to the whole rojiblanca family for the way they have treated me since my arrival in 87. @Athletes for all time! https://t.co/axn6WZmrqB
— Paulo Futre (@PauloFutre) May 18, 2022
Trained at Sporting, Futre arrived at Atlético Madrid in 1987 from FC Porto and left in 1992 to join Benfica. He played a total of 215 games and scored 51 goals with the shirt Red and white. He won two Copa del Reys, in 1991 and 1992. He returned to Atlético in the final year of his career, in 1998, to play ten games before saying goodbye to the pitch with Yokohama Flugels of Japan.
Futre also has a tribute plaque at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, opened in 2017, to recognize the more than one hundred games played by the club.
Next season’s membership card will feature the red and white legend @PauloFutre ????
?? I have no words, am I excited?
– Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) May 18, 2022