Wilfred Agbonavbare Honored By Rayo Vallecano

Agbonavbare Honored Rayo Vallecano

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare has been honoured by Rayo Vallecano after a mural piece of artwork painted at the Gate 1 of the Vallecas Stadium.

Agbonavbare played for Rayo Vallecano in between 1990–1996 where he made 177 league games for the club in both Spanish first and second divisions

The Ex-New Nigeria Bank keeper was one of the most dearly loved players in the recent history of the club located in the South East of Madrid passed away in January 2015 after it was revealed that he was suffering from cancer, and he subsequently underwent treatment at the Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias in Alcalá de Henares.

The tribute to the former BCC Lions stopper carried the words: “For your defence of this shirt, and your fight against racism, Rayo will never forget you. Eternal Willy.”

Agbonavbare was capped 15 times for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and won 1994 African Nations Cup.

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He was also part of the squad that reached the round of 16 at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA.

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