Valencia Kitman Retires After 55 Years Service 

Last weekend Valencia kitman Bernardo Espana announced he would be retiring after a staggering 55 years with the Spanish club.

Valencia kitman

As a tribute to the 78 year old the club presented him to the packed out Mestalla stadium ahead of the clubs pre season friendly against Fiorentina.

Valencia kitman
Espana walked out to a guard of honour from the full Valencia squad and he was even given the bumps at the end of the tribute.

Valencia kitman
Having been Valencia’s kitman since 1961 Espana has looked after the kit of stars past and present including the likes of David Silva, Roberto Soldado and David Villa.

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