Rayo Name Their Vallecas Stadium Gate After Late Nigerian Goalkeeper, Agbonavbare

Spanish club Rayo Vallecano have honoured ex-Nigeria international goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare by naming a gate at their Stadium after him.

Agbonavbare lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday and passed on at a hospital in Spain.

The board of directors at Rayo Vallecano, the club where he had a six-year spell, has after an extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday decided to immortalise him by renaming Gate 1 Vallecas Stadium “Gate Wilfred Agbonavbare.”

The La Liga outfit, on behalf of the family of the late goalkeeper, also expressed gratitude to fans for the countless signs of affection that have been coming to the club on a sad day for everyone.


The remains of late Wilfred was laid to rest in Spain with Rayo president and other dignitaries in attendance.

His children, Wilson and Wintia, arrived Spain on Wednesday morning to witness their father’s burial.

The Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas is the fourth largest football facility in the Madrid territory with an all-sitter capacity of 15,500, after Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernebeu, Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon and Getafe’s Coliseum Alfonso Perez. It was opened on May 10, 1976.

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