The woman who opened the doors of football
Irene González from A Coruña was the first player to compete as equals between men, in the 1920s, and she founded her own team, but she died very young of tuberculosis.
Irene had the stubborn point of the pioneers.
He served as a forward, but became famous because he got under the sticks and had arrests to build a team and call him Irene Fútbol Club.
She was the only woman among men, the captain.
And she was the first woman to get paid to play soccer in Spain.
It happened in A Coruña between 1924 and 1927, in a singular incident that made her a celebrity in the city while tragedy struck because at that time her parents, a brother and a nephew died.
She was left in the care of Delfina, her older sister, and her husband, the parents of Matilde Regaldíe, her niece, who tells her story in the video that accompanies this news.
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