SHis name, Adrián Pérez Álvarez, does not give clues to the legacy that he carries behind his back, but his blood attests to it. He is the son of Rayo Vallecano legend Jon Pérez Bolo, current Ponferradina coach, who played for the franjirrojo team between 1998 and 2003, and has just signed for the rayista subsidiary.
Adrián arrives from CD Basconia and, unlike his father, plays central and is right-handed. Those who know him say that he has a good ball output, that he is big and that he is doing well at the top. He has just signed his contract and will play in the Third Division under Ángel Dongil.
The very young defender will try to succeed in the same place where his father inscribed his name in the history of the neighborhood. His objective, curiously, will be to avoid what his father was so good at doing: goals. Jon Pérez Bolo was the top scorer of UEFA 2000-01 with Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov with seven goals and scored 54 goals in six seasons.
The celebrations of the striker’s goals still resonate on Avenida de la Albufera and, now, another footballer in the family will seek to follow in his footsteps. Curiously, Jon Perez Bolo, who currently trains Ponferradina, he was the favorite last season to fill the Rayo bench, but the economic pretensions of those of the Toralín did rule out that option. Of course, the coach himself has acknowledged on more than one occasion that he would be delighted to coach the team that was his home. Time to time.