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An injury separated ‘Chicle’ Jaramillo from Deportivo Cuenca

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Guillermo Jaramillo has been practicing as a dentist for 48 years. Three years helped him earn a name at Deportivo Cuenca. Bolívar Sinchi/El Mercurio

Guillermo Jaramillo He never got depressed or stopped fighting for his dream despite the discrimination what they did to him because of his height. He practiced the sport that came his way. If given the choice he preferred to play soccer.

His dream was to be part of the Azuay Selection. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his brother Tyron. He even helped him carry his suitcase so he wouldn’t have to pay admission to the games and enjoy the game of great figures of Azuayo football.

His family lived in the neighborhood The neighbor, through the Military Zone. With friends from the neighborhood they kicked a ball made of nylon stockings and held championships with teams that represented the surrounding streets.

His skill with the ball has already begun to show in the Ezequiel Crespo school. “I liked football more, but I never stopped doing athletics. “I wasn’t a swimmer, but he would jump me off the third board and he would give me the flip, half flip.”

«I liked to climb the rope, I got into boxing… it was that affinity I had with the sport that I became president of the Sports Federation of Azuay”.

He held that position between 1988 and 1992. It was almost a decade after retiring from football, being part of the founding team of Deportivo Cuenca.

He tells that stage of his life with pride. She wouldn’t have enjoyed it if she let herself be carried away by what others did or said.

Guillermo Jaramillo (I), Hugo Barrera, Jorge Arévalo, Vicente Martínez and Iván Caicedo were members of the first Deportivo Cuenca. The last three have already died. Photo Eduardo Torres.

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Jaramillo changed schools for football

During his school days, Jaramillo made a decision that almost cost him a few lashes from his father, who was military. He studied at school Benigno Malo. He was trying hard to join the soccer team.

“They never took me into account because I was small. Once they called me to be alternate. They didn’t even give me the uniform. “I was in fourth grade.”

In search of an opportunity to demonstrate his abilities, he arrived at the field where the club sits today. Manuel J. Calle school.

On that flat, ballast and dirt field, the Everesta team created by representatives of El Vecino to compete in the Interbarrial.

When they agreed to his request to make him play, they were amazed by his ‘cookies’ and good control of the ball. Raúl Chalco, team representative, did not hesitate to ask his father’s permission to join the team.

Everest was champion. “We played in the cemetery sector, the field was a little crooked. I was Forward. We played against Salesians. “I scored an Olympic goal.”

Jaramillo’s entry into the Azuay National Team

Directors of the Atlanta League, of San Sebastián, which had just won the title in the provincial championship organized by the Azuay Sports Federationthey did not waste time and invited him to reinforce the champion.

The majority of players were jewelers. The training sessions were from 12:00 to 14:00. Jaramillo had classes until 1:15 p.m. and returned at 3:15 p.m.

«I couldn’t train. So I do the gauchada with the Atlanta team to change schools and I enroll in the Octavio Cordero to study at night. “When I told my father he wanted to hit me with the whip.”

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With Atlanta he became two-time champion (1968, 1969) and was called up to the Azuay Selection. El DT Carlos Raffo I made him play as a midfielder, pointer and he ended up as a marker. Being ambidextrous, he had no problem playing on the left wing.

The base of the provincial team, among them Guillermo Jaramillo, She was taken into account to join Deportivo Cuenca in 1971.

The reason for his farewell to football

Jaramillo remembers that “I was never a substitute in the Azuay Selection nor in the Deportivo Cuenca” until, in 1973, against Deportivo Quitofractured the tibia of his right leg.

Upon returning, after almost six months of recovery, he suffered another fracture centimeters above the bone callus. For situations that she prefers to keep to herself, did not return to the club.

Jaramillo focused on finishing his career odontology. Two years after practicing the profession, he played two seasons in the League of Cuenca before retiring permanently from professional football.

In Deportivo Cuenca, how to forget…

The first professional match. We beat 3-0 North America.

In 1971 they called me to the preselection of the Sierra. They took me into account for the Selection definitive and had to train in Guayaquil. But a deputy – who was president of the Barcelona– he complained to the coach:

How are they going to put this Jaramillo boy who has only been in professional soccer for a year and in Barcelona There is Peláez who has more years of experience! I knew that I wasn’t going to walk, so I asked for the tickets and returned to Cuenca.

In 1971 we beat 1-3 at America of Quitonational vice champion, who had beaten Ferrocarril Oeste 3-0 in the Copa Libertadores. We played with 9 men because at minute 10 they sent off ‘Araña’ Martínez and at 30 or 25, ‘Paragua’ Martínez.

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The mayor of Quito, Sixto Durán, came to the dressing room and congratulated me with a hug. The plane could not land in Cuenca, due to the number of people occupying the runway. we had to go to Guayaquil to come the next day.

Guillermo Jaramillo (last squat) was part of the founding team of Deportivo Cuenca, made up mostly of players from the Azuay National Team.

On November 3, 1972 we won 0-3 in Quito against Catholic University. They say that the president of the Republic, Guillermo Rodriguez Larawho witnessed the military parade in Cuenca, was calm when they told him that the people’s shouting was due to the goals of the city team.

The former dictator, as a tribute to the city and a reward for the team, sent the presidential plane so that the campus can celebrate the Cuenca festivities with the people.

The captain of the ship congratulated us and gave us a few laps around the ship. Branchwhich was in rash, so we can see the fumaroles. We also couldn’t land on Cuenca. When we were able to do it, people carried us on their shoulders to the Chola Cuencana where the bus was waiting for us.

Journalist Edmundo Maldonado He nicknamed me ‘Lionheart’. After, Leonardo Muñoz Eljuri In his stories he highlighted that I didn’t separate myself from the rival, that I looked like ‘Chewing Gum’ and that nickname spread faster because it was shorter.

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