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Llaneza and Pau receive the Vila-real Gold Medal
Llaneza and Pau receive the Vila-real Gold Medal

The vice-president and the defender were honoured at the Auditorio Municipal Músico Rafael Beltrán Moner

The vice-president of Villarreal CF, José Manuel Llaneza, and the yellows’ footballer Pau Francisco Torres received the Gold Medal of the city this Sunday morning in an emotional ceremony that took place in the Auditorio Municipal Músico Rafel Beltrán Moner.

The City Council of Vila-real distinguishes with the Gold Medal to different people or entities that have contributed their bit to the improvement and expansion of the image of the municipality.

This recognition was attended by the main authorities of the city of Vila-real. The presentation of both awards was approved by the municipal council with the unanimous support of all the councillors of the municipality. In the case of Pau, he has already been named ambassador of the city and the CEM Municipal Sports City bears his name for having become an emblem for local young footballers.

During the event, another award was also presented to the cyclist Sebastián Mora, one of the flagships of Endavant Esports, Villarreal CF’s sports sponsorship programme. The sportsman was already a recipient of the city’s Silver Medal.

Lifetime achievement award

With José Manuel Llaneza in the yellow board, Villarreal CF has consolidated its position in the elite of Spanish football, as with the upcoming 22/23 season, the Submarine will now have 23 seasons in the First Division. The Submarine have won a league runners-up spot and have played in European competition in 18 seasons (16 without counting the Intertoto Cup). In addition, the renowned manager is one of the architects of Villarreal’s long-term project, which received its greatest recognition when the club won the Europa League title.