ATHLETICO MADRID FANS DESIRE LUIS ARAGONES STADIUM

Athletico Madrid supporters have reportedly called for the club's new stadium to be named in honour of Luis Aragones, a club legend who passed away at the weekend.

Aragones played for Athletico between 1964 and 1974, becoming the top goalscorer and seventh-most capped player in Los Rojiblancos history.

He also managed the capital side on four separate occasions and led Spain to their first major trophy in 44 years when they won the 2008 European Championships. 

The La Liga side currently play at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, named after a former club president who was the architect of much success during the 1960s and 70s, during which time Aragones was a player.

However, with no room for expansion at the 55,000-seated Calderon, which lies on the River Manzanares, the team are in the process of constructing a new stadium with a 70,000 capacity.

According to Marca, a group of the team's fans have called for the new ground to be named after Aragones, although it is yet to be confirmed whether or not the request is being considered. 

They plan to move into the venue for the start of the 2016/17 season.  

Posted on 03/02/2014