Enrique is very proud of being part of the presentation of the Coca Cola Championship trophy, last Saturday afternoon to Newcastle United.
Jose Enrique – after scoring his first goal for Newcastle
Jose was just delighted to be parading the Championship trophy at St. James’ Park last Saturday, and has said he took pictures galore of the event to send to his family back home in Spain.
The 24 year-old 6′ Spaniard said today:
“I took so many photographs to send to my family and I think my phone is almost full now.” “It’s the best moment for me.” “I have not won anything since I was a small child.”
“It’s my first honour as a professional footballer, and when I am older looking back I will always remember these times.”
“That’s important to me, but it’s not just me who has won it.” “It’s the other 20-odd players and the 50,000 Newcastle fans who were with us in the stadium.”
“It’s for all of them.”
We’ll see if we are celebrating anything next season at this time.
And if we are it will be our first major trophy since Newcastle won the Fairs City Cup back in 1969, when Bobby Moncur was captain and the great Joe Harvey was manager at Newcastle.
Joe was also captain of the great Newcastle side who won the FA Cup in successive years in 1951 and 1952.
In 1951 we took Blackpool apart 2-0, even though the Seasiders had Stanley Matthews and Stan Mortenson both playing for them. And of course both Newcastle goals came from our number 9 that day – the incomparable Jackie Milburn.
And then the next year, in 1952 we took Arsenal apart – 1-0, with the only goal of the game coming from top-class Chilean forward George Robledo, whose younger brother Ted was playing at half back for Newcastle in that game.
Oh the memories.