Sporting Cristal reported that Horacio Calcaterra is leaving the club after a decade. Because it is a footballer who wore the captain’s ribbon and came out champion, the sky-blue dedicated a couple of publications to say goodbye. So, in the middle of the sentimental moment, the player responded through his account.
“It is time to leave after a long time. Thank my colleagues that I had throughout these 10 years, the people who valued my time at the club and assistants, people who I love very much “, expressed the midfielder on Instagram. The post was accompanied by images of the player with “brewers” clothing.
‘Calca’ arrived in Florida in 2013, after defending the shirts of Unión Comercio and Universitario de Deportes. With Cristal, Horacio won the national trophies in the 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 seasons. He also lifted the Bicentennial Cup last year. In addition to three Openings, two Closings and a Summer tournament.
In this season, the last as a bajopontino, Calcaterra played a total of 40 games in all tournaments (Liga 1 and Copa Libertadores). This translates into 3,321 minutes on the field and his contribution to Roberto Mosquera’s team (he is not still in the club either) was one goal and seven assists.
Cristal’s position on Calcaterra
Joel Raffo, president of the Rimense institution, spoke before the surprise departure of the midfielder. From the outset, the head of the celestials commented that he had a direct talk with the player after the semifinals against Melgar. “We had three meetings… He had his claims and we improved the initial proposal”revealed in Movistar Sports.
What’s more, Raffo said that they accepted the request of the flyer, who requested to extend his stay for two years. “It was decided to access and on Monday there was an acceptance, but on Tuesday (yesterday) and he told me that he made the decision not to continue at the club… I respected what he decided and I told him that the doors are open”he added.
Departures at Sporting Cristal
The central Omar Merlo (another of the references like Calcaterra), the attackers Jhon Marchán, Christopher Olivares, the midfielders José María Inga and Ayran Romaní will not continue with the celestial ones in 2023. Previously, the club reported that Roberto Mosquera is leaving the position of coach of the professional team.
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