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Manuel Bermejo de Castro

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Manuel Bermejo de Castro was born on March 27, 1941, in the neighbourhood of Carabanchel. In La Mina club he started at a very young age, just like teammates like Felines. At 19, in the 1959/60 season, he would go to the Puerta Bonita team, and that same season he would sign for Leganés, which at around that time was in Second Regional division. Since that moment, Bermejo would spend the next sixteen of his life as a professional wearing the white and blue colours.

He was a right back who could use both legs very well, and even took set pieces. Although, something he can be proud of, is the fact that he never got sent off. During his time in Leganés, Bermejo played in Second Regional, First Regional and Third Division. He played games both in the Plaza de Roma and the Stadium Luis Rodríguez de Miguel, in which at the opening, he received the Inauguration Trophy.

Bermejo met six presidents and nine managers in the club, and although teams like Cadiz or Recreativo Huelva were interested in him, he was always loyal to the white and blues. On April 16, 1972, the club arranged a testimonial in which Leagnés played a Madrid based team with players like Gento, Collar, Marquitos, Peiró or Pachín. Without a doubt, a whole life in white and blue that today we can document thanks to the work of his son, a Leganés season ticket holder that provides us with images and documentation.

LEG / Birthday

27/03/1941 -

LEG / Birthplace

Carabanchel (Madrid)

LEG / Nationality