El Levante announced this Wednesday the death of the former footballer Antonio Calpe, that belonged to the historic Levantine squad that achieved the first promotion from the club to the First Division in 1963 and with Real Madrid he achieved several Leagues and a European Cup.
Calpe, what has died at 81, jug in the Levante between 1962 and 1965 in his first stage, in which he played a couple of seasons in the First Division, and later he was a member of the Valencian club between 1971 and 1975 already out of the top category.
With Real Madrid, a team in which he played between 1965 and 1971, the former player born in Valencia in 1940, won three leagues, a European Cup (1966) and a Generalsimo Cup. Together with De Felipe and Sanchis he formed one of the classic defenses of the Madrid team..
After his retirement he exercised various functions in Levante, according to the Valencian club, as a delegate, assistant coach or as a member of the technical secretariat.
Communications from both clubs
Both clubs wanted to offer condolences to their family and friends through separate releases.
“Real Madrid CF, its president and its Board of Directors deeply regret the death of Antonio Calpe, who wore our club’s shirt between 1965 and 1971. Real Madrid wants to express its condolences and its affection and affection to all his family and loved ones. dear ones. During his six seasons at Real Madrid he played 121 games and won 1 European Cup, 3 Leagues and 1 Spanish Cup. Calpe has passed away at the age of 81. Real Madrid extends its condolences to all Madrid fans ” , say the one in the white outfit.
The one from Levante reviews his career at the granota club: “For many generations of granotas, Antonio Calpe was part of the spiritual reserve of Levantinism. He formed the armed wing of the group of footballers with a subversive soul who had achieved in June 1963 the titanic promotion to the First Division (…). The march de Calpe relieved the Levante safe, but it was not his last act of service. At the beginning of the seventies he returned to the point of origin to seal his professional career (…). After his retirement from football he reinvented himself to remain linked to the club (…). At present he was Honorary President of the Association of Former Footballers of Levante UD. Today at eighty-one he has gone forever. Perhaps he has marched as he always dreamed; in silence and without raise your voice in these dark times. “