Valencia will wear black bracelets in Mendizorroza in memory of Juan Cruz Sol. It will not be the first nor even less the last tribute to who was a side of the time of Spanish football and a legend of Valencianism, a club for which he was a player, delegate, ambassador and advisor. Valencia announced a series of initiatives to honor his memory, including the ‘Sala Juan Cruz Sol’ in the Mestalla VIP Box, a meeting place and public relations, a facet that Juan Cruz Sol did like no one else in today’s Valencia.
Valencia has already placed the tribute canvas to Juan Cruz Sol footballer in a preferential place on the Mestalla facade. His face, illuminated during the nights after his death, was placed between Antonio Puchades and Mario Alberto Kempes, the two most representative figures of Valencia in its 101 years of history. Now Mestalla will have a space in the VIP Box with his name as for a few weeks it has had a door, 12, and a dressing room, that of Valencia, called ‘Bernardo Spain, Españeta’, another myth that left us in 2020 and that will always be remembered in matches with the enea chair that will be located next to the Valencia bench.
The posthumous tributes to Juan Cruz Sol will begin today in Mendizorroza and will continue next Saturday at the Mestalla against Atlético de Madrid. On that day a minute of silence will also be observed, the players will wear black armbands and the captains will place a bouquet of flowers in their memory. Valencia wants to be at the height of a figure who represented and understood Valencianism without losing an iota of its Basque origins.