THE END OF AN ERA
On Saturday May 19, the curtain of the 2017/18 season of the Club Balonmano Ciudad de Logroño was closed with the victory against BM Benidorm. The 35-27 that reflected the score was not a result more, it was the finishing touch to say goodbye to the protagonists of the best years of handball in our region, the end of an era.
It is evident that this was not an ordinary match, it was a day to remember, the last afternoon to enjoy several of the myths of this club.
First of all, Rubén Garabaya, our gladiator, said goodbye to handball. He has given everything for this shirt for eight seasons, so much, that no one else will ever wear the number 17, which has been retired by the Club.
At the same time, we had the opportunity to enjoy the handball of one of the referents of the Club in recent years, Ángel Fernández who said goodbye with 11 goals. The club fans under a banner reading “Fly high” wished him luck in his new team, the polish Kielce.
But above all, this match was a tribute to the standard-bearer and maximum responsible for the growth of the club, Jota González, who after 11 remarkable years, will embark on a new adventure in Paris as second coach in the PSG with his friend Raúl González. A great coach is leaving, but above all a great person with whom we have lived unforgettable moments departs. Because of this, from MORTE we thank him for his dedication and we wish him the best of luck.
Finally, we do not want to forget the rest of the team members who said goodbye, and from MORTE, we want to thank Ángel Montoro, Fabio Chiuffa, Jakub Kupra, Juan Castro and Pablo Paredes for their professionalism and effort. They along with their teammates have formed a team that has overcome all the difficulties and a bad start of the season, exhibiting during 2018 a very high level of play, which has made us runners-up in the Copa del Rey and has allowed us to qualify for the next edition of the EHF Cup.