Condolences for the death of Luis Pellicer

The Club offers its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Luis Pellicer, a CD Málaga player (1960-62) who passed away last night in Málaga. Rest in peace.


15/05/2018 13:34

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Luis Pellicer Coma was born in Solsona (Lérida) on 19th September 1930. After kicking off his career with the team from his hometown, he joined the ranks of FC Barcelona where he became Spanish Amateur Champion, and later moved to UE Lleida in the 1950/51 season, when the team debuted in the top flight of Spanish football, remaining there until 1955.

Luis then signed to Hércules de Alicante, and in the following season, moved to Sporting de Gijón, where he stayed until 1960. From Asturias he joined CD Málaga, remaining there from 1960 to 1962. Luis Pellicer was a jack of all trades player, able to perform in the role of central defender, winger or midfielder. His debut as a Málaga player took place on 23rd October 1960 in a match against CD San Fernando, which ended in a draw (2-2). It was matchday 7 and since then he was a regular fixture in coach, Juan Otxoa’s line-ups.

The following season, under the orders of Sabino Barinaga, he was also a regular in the line-ups, winning First Division promotion at the end of that campaign. His last match as a Malaguista player was in the historic ascent in Santander against Racing, a promotion match on 29th April 1962. In total, he played 53 official games wearing the Blue and White jersey.

In the 1962/63 season he played for Melilla CF, his last team as a professional player. He subsequently settled in Málaga, passing away yesterday at the age of 87.

Ben Barek’s teammate

“He was a right-back, a good defender. A man who always fulfilled. He was a good person, a veteran on the team and we had to listen to him”, commented Blue and Whites’ Club adviser, Abdullah Ben Barek to the Club’s official website.

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