*Museum Gem* Honorino Landa Chile National Team Match Worn "Customized" Boots for International Season 1965-66.
Mythical legend of Chile Football History!!
*Provenance: Ramon Barreto (FIFA World Cup Referee LEGEND)*
Honorino Landa Vera was born in Puerto Natales, played the World Cup in 1962, 1966 and was champion with the Hispanic club in 1973. He is considered one of the best strikers in the history of Chilean football. Today, a gallery of the Santa Laura Stadium bears his name. This month marks another anniversary of the departure of one of the great players that Chilean football has had. On May 30, 1962, the native Honorino Landa Vera, kicked off the World Cup that was held in our country; coincidentally, another May 30, but in 1987, the “crack” of the Spanish Union and the Chilean National Team ceased to exist in a bed at the Barros Luco Hospital in Santiago. Almost 26 years after his departure, we remember what many consider one of the best strikers in the history of our football. The beginnings of the crack Honorino Landa, better known as “Nino”, was born in Puerto Natales on June 1, 1942. Later he moved to Santiago, where he studied at the Colegio Hispano Americano. It was there, in the courtyard of that establishment, where he began to demonstrate the great qualities he had with the ball at his feet. The priests at the boarding school where "Nino" lived realized this and as soon as he finished humanities they took him to Unión Española. The Magellan did not disappoint and with only 17 years he became part of the first team. He made his debut in the First Division in 1959 against O'Higgins. Three times he put the ball into the Rancagüinos' goal. From then on, he had a rising career and despite his young age he was the star of the team. the World Cup In 1961 he scored 24 goals in the First Division, proclaiming himself the championship scorer, which meant that the coach of the National Team, Fernando Riera, summoned him to be part of the team that would play the 1962 World Cup. Landa arrived at his best, he faced the Swiss, Germans, Italians, Soviets and Brazilians. However, what all Chile expected did not happen, the Magellan did not score a single goal and was harshly criticized; but “Nino” knew about his conditions, and made it clear: “I did not fail. You had to be inside, on the pitch, to understand how difficult it was to face the European defenses. I assure you that in the games with Germany and Italy I received more blows than in two years of the local championship. The important thing in a team is not who scores the goal, but who scores it, ”said Landa in response to the criticism received. the return of the idol In 1966 he was transferred to Green Cross Temuco, where he remained until 1968. He was nominated by coach Luis Álamos to once again make up the roster of the Chilean National Team, this time to play the 1966 Soccer World Cup. In 1969 he returned to his club in origin, Unión Española, where he managed to win the 1973 National Championship, becoming an idol of the Hispanic club. Today, he is remembered as a great, being a legend within the Hispanic institution, to the point that one of the galleries of the Santa Laura Stadium bears his name and last year a first-class sports complex was inaugurated in the Peñalolén commune that He also remembers the two-time World Cup champion and champion with Unión Española. After his departure in 1987, at the Santa Laura Stadium, at the start of a match between Universidad Católica and Everton, there was a minute of silence. And then a big applause. The great Julio Martínez summed up the fans' sentiment towards the extraordinary forward: "This is our last applause for you, crack, crack, crack," recited the remembered commentator.
Boots details: Platense Honorino Landa tag. Boot size long 26 1/2 cm.