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Batiste Gonzalez, Villarreal’s first star player
Batiste Gonzalez, Villarreal’s first star player

The fifth edition of ‘Memories of the Centenary’ looks back at the career of the legendary Foghetecaz footballer from Vila-real

Villarreal launches the fifth edition of ‘Memories of the Centenary’, which looks back at the career of Batiste González, a legendary footballer from Vila-real. Known as ‘El Lluent’, he is one of the many great players in the history of Villarreal. A midfielder with great quality and goals that shined with the yellow jersey during the 50s.

Among his main achievements, the four goals he scored against FC Barcelona in the Amateur Championship stands out the most. After shining with Villarreal, Batiste González made the leap to professional football with CD Alcoyano. Before retiring, the gifted Yellow player enjoyed his last years back at Villarreal CF, where he also worked as a manager alongside his friend Font de Mora.

Batiste Gonzalez takes part, in this very special report; Julián García Candau, prestigious journalist from Vila-real; and Ernesto Girona, former president of the club in the mid 80s are also involved.

Participate in the making of the Historical Archive!

As part of the club’s centenary, Villarreal CF has promoted the creation of the Historical Archive, a project whose aim is to gather all kinds of material linked to the club, which will allow us to reconstruct and enjoy different stages of the Submarine’s history again.

This is an idea that, in the club’s centenary year, is here to stay and with the mission of recovering our roots and strengthening the foundations of the club from now on. In order to carry it out, Villarreal CF invites its fans to submit photos, videos, objects or documents that could be useful to form a quality historical archive.

Fans can contact the club to collaborate in this project by filling out an online form, by telephone (+34964 500 250) or by visiting the Centre Shop (Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 3pm and from 5pm to 8pm CET).

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