Jose Manuel, one of the great legends of the club, said that Sporting is a “state of mind”. It was San Lorenzo beach which hosted the first steps of Sporting Gijon back in 1905. According to the scriptures of the century, it started with a combination of local players and sailors who came from abroad to collect coal. Since then, and under the command of a young Anselmo Lopez, the club began to forge a legend, one of the most important in Spanish football. Quini, Ferrero, Joaquin, Tati Valdes, Luis Enrique, Abelardo, David Villa, Ablanedo or the new generation of “Guajes”, among others, have been the responsible actors to make city and club one thing.
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