The Mavericks

Ricardo Zamora: Divine intervention

January 12, 2012
By Robin Hackett
When football began to emerge as a rival attraction to bullfighting in 1920s Spain, Ricardo Zamora was the sport's number one icon. In a career spent at Espanyol, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Nice, he held celebrity status in his homeland and became the highest-paid player on the continent. Many still consider him the finest goalkeeper the country has produced.

Despite controversy on and off the field, he broke through the barriers of sport, starring in advertisements and even two films, ...

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