Vallecano Honour Agbonavbare, Names Gate After Goalie

Vallecano Honour Agbonavbare, Names Gate After Goalie

Spanish club Rayo Vallecano have immortalised late Nigeria goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare who died in Spain after a battle with cancer, by naming a gate at their stadium after him.

Agbonavbare played for Rayo Vallecano in his active days and they have decided to honour him in death.

Rayo Vallecano’s board of directors after an extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday decided unanimously to keep alive the memory of an ex-player Wilfred.

in their memories, as they named the Gate 1 Vallecas Stadium, “Gate Wilfred Agbonavbare”.

The club also took the opportunity to thank, on behalf of the family of Willy, the countless signs of affection that have been coming to the club on a sad day for everyone.

The late goalkeeper was buried in Spain with Rayo Vallecano president and other dignitaries in attendance.

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


  • onimsi 4 years ago

    our condolences. you will be remembered and sorely missed.

  • JohnB 4 years ago

    This is lovely and i love it. May the Soul of Willy and the Souls of all Faithful deperted, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.