Ricardo Zamora

Ricardo Zamora

Birth
Death 8 Sep 1978 (aged 77)
Burial Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Plot Via Sant Jaume. Agrupación 10ª. Nicho 1111. Primer piso. Columbario A.
Memorial ID 25054307 · View Source
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Soccer Player. He played as a goalkeeper for, among others, RCD Español, FC Barcelona and Madrid CF. Zamora, nicknamed El Divino , was noted for wearing a cloth cap and a white polo-neck jumper on the field. The award for the best goalkeeper in La Liga, the Ricardo Zamora Trophy, is named in his honour and he was voted one of the greatest players of the 20th century by World Soccer magazine. He was also Spain's most capped player for 38 years until being surpassed by José Ángel Iribar. Zamora was also the subject of controversy throughout his career. In 1934 he was awarded an Order of the Republic medal by his namesake Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, president of the Second Spanish Republic, but during the Spanish Civil War he was exploited by Nationalist propagandists and he played in a benefit game for their cause. During the 1950s he was awarded the Great Cross of the Order of Cisneros by Franco.


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  • Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 4 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25054307
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ricardo Zamora (21 Jan 1901–8 Sep 1978), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25054307, citing Cementiri de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain ; Maintained by José L Bernabé Tronchoni (contributor 46500104) .