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Laurie Cunningham, The First Englishman To Play For Real Madrid

Thirty years have gone since the passing of the previous Real Madrid, Real Sporting and Rayo Vallecano winger in an auto accident matured just 33.

Thirty years back, in the early long stretches of 15 July 1989, England winger Laurie Cunningham passed on after an auto crash on the northern edges of Madrid. The principal English player ever to play for Real Madrid was matured just 33.
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The London-conceived Cunningham rose to unmistakable quality playing under Ron Atkinson at West Bromwich Albion in the English First Division in the late seventies. Nearby Cyril Regis and Brendon Batson, he made up a trio of dark players referred to by their colorful mentor as the 'Three Degrees'.

He got the attention of Real Madrid after a great execution against Valencia CF in the UEFA Cup, and in 1979 they swooped to make him perhaps the greatest marking to that date. He scored twice on his introduction against Valencia and helped Madrid to win a class and cup twofold in 1979/80, in a group contained players, for example, Jose Antonio Camacho, Uli Stielike and Vicente del Bosque. Del Bosque, who proceeded to mentor Real Madrid and Spain, portrayed his previous colleague in the Guardian paper: "(He) was an inconceivable competitor, that was Laurie: solid, quick, amazing, skilled, he could run, he could jump, he had everything." Another previous Real Madrid mentor Camacho stated: "His increasing speed was mind boggling. He resembled a plane taking off."

One of the high purposes of Cunningham's profession was Real Madrid's 2-0 triumph at the Camp Nou against most despised opponents FC Barcelona in 1980, where he wound up one of only a handful couple of Madrid players to get an overwhelming applause.

After a dangerous begin to his LaLiga profession, a progression of wounds prompted him attempting to achieve his past statures. He had advance spells with Manchester United and Real Sporting, before moving to France with Olympique Marseille in 1984.He came back to Spain to play two seasons with Rayo Vallecano in the Second division, either side of spells with Charleroi in Belgium and Wimbledon in England, with whom he won the FA Cup in 1988. He scored the objective that earned Rayo Vallecano advancement back to the top trip toward the finish of the 1989 season before his deadly auto accident that late spring.

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