Madrid (EFE).- King Felipe received a representation of CD Tenerife on Tuesday at the Palacio de la Zarzuela, headed by its president, Paulino Rivero, who presented him with a shirt with his name and the number VI number Roman, on the occasion of the centenary of the club.
The meeting took place in the Magnolias de la Zarzuela Room, where Don Felipe greeted all the members of the delegation, made up of 40 people.
In addition to Rivero, other members of the board of directors have participated, the captains of the blue and white team, Aitor Sanz and Carlos Ruiz, also of the women’s team, former players from different eras and club workers.
Rivero thanked the king for having received them in audience at the Zarzuela, which was requested last year, when the centenary was commemorated, of which Don Felipe was president of the honor committee, although due to scheduling reasons the Royal House could not be celebrated.
As a gesture of gratitude, they have presented him with a personalized shirt with the name “Felipe” and the “VI” as the number and with the centenary book, written by the journalist Luis Padilla.
Among the ex-soccer players of CD Tenerife, have been Alberto Molina, Toño Hernández, Felipe Miñambres and Suso Santana, as well as José Juan Gutiérrez and Juan Padrón, members of the team that achieved the first promotion to the First Division (1961).
They have also joined José Antonio Barrios, the first Olympic soccer player from the Canary Islands; Gerardo Movilla, former president of the Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE); Pier Luigi Cherubino, the last blue and white to have played for the Spanish team, and Pablo Paz, a participant in qualifying for the UEFA Cup semi-finals (1997).
After the family photo with Felipe VI, they held a chat in which they exchanged views on the club’s current affairs and its aspirations to be promoted to the First Division, the category in which it last played in the 2009/10 season.
CD Tenerife occupies 14th place in the Second Division, thirteen points behind the teams opting for promotion, and 20 points behind Las Palmas, its eternal rival, ranked second. EFE