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TBT: Torrealba The Pocket Sized Rocket

Pint-sized Venezuelan Jose Torrealba charmed his way into Absa Premiership football through his time at Mamelodi Sundowns with his intelligent runs that left defenders scratching their heads.

Before Torrealba was a coach at Estudiantes de Mérida, the 39-year-old was without a doubt one of the brightest and most intelligent strikers to ever play in the PSL.

He arrived at Sundowns in June 2005 and quickly hit the ground running, racking up double figures in both of his two years at Sundowns scoring 11 in his first, and then moving up 16 in his second.

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 South Americans that find their way to the PSL usually don’t come close to playing for their national teams but Torrealba was different and proved that he wasn’t just a ‘nobody’ back in his country.

An ugly fallout led to him leaving Downs in the 2007/08 season, but he signed for Kaizer Chiefs six months later but managed to score just seven goals before leaving in January.

Now past his 39th birthday – he is honing the next generation of talent back home in Venezuela.

What are your memories of Torrealba in Mzansi?


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