Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
“For me it is an honor to wear this shirt, belonging to the family of Atletico Madrid and play in this stadium. I’m Very proud and very excited.” – David Villa.
It didn’t take much for David Villa to get the Atletico Madrid fans excited. The Spanish striker put on his new Atletico Madrid number 9 shirt, said the quote above, signed a few footballs and did a bit of juggling, before the craziness ensued!
What started as a trickle of pitch invaders, turned into a few hundred as Villa was mobbed by Atletico Madrid fans on the Vicente Calderon pitch.
Over 20,000 people made the effort to come see Villa’s presentation and in the end, police had to help scurry the Spanish striker to the safety of the changing rooms.