Friday, March 24, 2023

“People’s recognition is the best gift”

On March 13, 1983, the highly regarded blue team appeared in a “monumental” match against Plata River, who beat them 1-0 with a penalty by Jorge García, due to the failure of Norberto D’Angelo himself. Three months later, one of the most exciting seasons of national sports began.

River won 1-0 thanks to a 23rd minute penalty converted by Jorge Alberto García from Rosario. “It’s been so long that I don’t remember, thank you for this concern,” said goalkeeper Lodovico Alberto Barbieri and acknowledged: “Today with VAR they didn’t charge that penalty.”

The meeting was held with the coordinator of the Neighborhood Leaders Program at La Casa del Deporte, where the Undersecretariat of Sports and Recreation of the Municipality of Olavarría is run by Juan Agustín Galli. There are Oscar González, Director of Sports Management and Fabricio Carrera, Director of Social Sports.

“I’m doing a review and I’m satisfied because I left something good in football. The recognition of people in the street is the best gift. I know everyone in Argentina and wherever I go someone always asks me about Loma Negra and Racing de Avellaneda. Not to mention, when I name Olavarría, they tell me about Los Emiliozzi and Loma Negra” described.

In the Amali team, as Loma Negra was called between 1981 and 1983, Barbieri played 28 games. Mario Armando Husillos, together with the scorer, are the only ones who have been in all the films of the games in this case, apart from the captain.

“False in prison is a source of great pride. I always had great teammates like Flaco Casamayor when we played in the Regional, then Gato (Osvaldo Norberto) Santos, Tano Caffaro, Ferrari and Cacho López came. They were good goalkeepers in the team land, but I was always happy, to play and be the leader.

In 1983 Nacional, after six rounds, the celestials shared the first position with Nueva Chicago in Zona G, which also played Andino de La Rioja. They were about to win the second round, with rivals Argentinos Juniores, Juventud Antoniana from Salta, and Renato Cesarini from Rosario, but they were eliminated early and unexpectedly in the round of 16 by Racing.

Loma won the first leg 2-1 against “Ignacio Zubiría” (today “José Buglione Martinese”), with a terrific goal from Aldo Norberto Varales, and played 4-0 in the rematch on May 19, in the Hurricane field. . That 1983 National Championship Estudiantes de La Plata won, the independents won in the finals.

The world champion in 1978 (Luis Alberto Galván de Santiago) had joined the base that played the amazing National Championship in 1981; the historic scorer of Cordoba Morbi (“Pepona” Reinaldi); the young world champion in Japan in 1979 (Osvaldo Ricardo Rinaldi) and the two great soccer players of Argentina at the beginning of the decade: forward Pedro Remigio Magallanes and the outstanding midfielder of Rosario Central José Luis Gaitán.

When choosing between the years 1981 Nacional and 1983, Luis Barbieri has no doubts: “Loma Negra of 1981, that I experienced as a youth. A human group had entered. We compare it with Estudiantes del Flaco Bilardo and today with the Argentina National Team Scalon. We had the substance of the shirt, the ball, camaraderie, going for the same goal. We all win or lose, that’s the most important thing in a collective game like football,” he compared.

the last leap

From 1982 Ludovico Albertus Barbieri lived in Olavarría. “The transfer role from Loma Negra was held until the end of ’81 with an option to buy. We had a good year that several teams from Buenos Aires noticed us. I had several offers, including Rivera. When Amalita (Lacroze de Fortabat) found him, Valentín Suárez called me to jump I can say I was the first to hire one and the last to leave because I was there until 1984.”

He raised his family in Olavarria. He is the father of five children, Didacus, Paola, Romina, Natalia and Hernán. “I was already 36 years old and it was difficult to move, so I decided to settle down. I played in several clubs in the area. My children got married, I got married, and today I have ten grandchildren.”

Two decades in sports

Currently, Luis Alberto Barbieri is part of the staff of the Undersecretary of Sports and Recreation of the Municipality of Olavarría. “In 2001 I was hired by Racing de Avellaneda because it came to privatization. In my case, Alberto Jorge was the goalkeeping coach and field assistant. In Buenos Aires it is difficult to live without work, except for my house in Temperley. So I came. Without a job and with a family, In order not to go crazy, in the afternoon I jog through the Parque Mitra, and one day I ran in the Gogui Rosatto. I feel better (laughs).

He spoke with Don Helios Eseverri and at the time he was working in the municipality. Always a pain in sports.

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