Justo Tejada, Historic Barcelona Winger Dies at 88

Justo Tejada, Historic Barcelona Winger Dies at 88

Former footballer Justo Tejada, a historic winger for FC Barcelona in the 1950s and who also played for Real Madrid and RCD Espanyol, has died at the age of 88, the FC Barcelona Players Association confirmed Justo Tejada’s death this Sunday.

The Barcelona winger came up and made his debut with the Barca first team in the 1953-54 season, and stayed there for eight seasons. In total, he played 245 games and scored 126 goals as a cule player, winning two league titles (1959 and 1960), two Cups (1957 and 1959) and two Fair Cups (1958 and 1960).

In addition, Tejada was one of the eleven Blaugrana players who jumped onto the Camp Nou pitch at its inauguration on September 24, 1957, a match against a team of players from Warsaw (4-2) in which he scored the second goal and assisted. Eulogio Martinez in the first.

Thanks to the efforts of his friend Alfredo Di Stefano, he signed for Real Madrid in 1962, in need of a pure right winger, and as a white footballer he won two Leagues (1962 and 1963) and a Cup (1962).

However, the European Cup was resisted again; After being a substitute in the final lost by Barca in Bern in 1961, he started for Real Madrid in 1962, but once again Benfica, like the previous year, frustrated the achievement of the title.

Later, he signed for RCD Espanyol, where he shared a dressing room with two former teammates from his previous teams, Ladislao Kubala and Di Stefano himself.

The blue and white club was one of the first to react to his death.”Justo Tejada has left us at 88 years of age, a first team footballer between 1963 and 1965. We convey our deepest condolences to family and friends in these difficult times. Rest in peace,” it announced on social networks.

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