Molina, an era scorer


The rojiblanco is surpassing great Spanish strikers in longevity and performance

Con 46 games in the saddlebags, the Granada has reached this break at the limit of its strength, a fatigue that has not seemed to affect Jorge Molina, that a little less than a month to meet the 39 years he is having an outstanding season, being one of the great offensive referents of the rojiblancos.

To date, the one from Alcoi has disputed, divided between League, Cup and Europa League, a total of 2,047 minutes, in which he has been able to score a dozen goals and distribute five assists, achieving an average of one point every 170 minutesFigures that reach their true relevance compared to those of other great Spanish strikers.

Aduriz he hung up his boots a few months ago after a final stretch of the race plagued with physical problems. At 39 years old, the Donostiarra said goodbye with a single goal in the 194 minutes he played. Years before, another history of Spanish football as Raul Gonzalez, said goodbye to the playing fields at 38 years old, in his case living a golden retirement in the New York Cosmos, where he played 2,621 minutes in which he signed nine goals and an average of one goal every 291 minutes, away from Molina’s records.

Fight the clock

Another 9 at the top endured the passage of time worse and decided to put an end to their careers before approaching quarantine. Diego Tristan the 34 years in the ranks of Cádiz with a good performance although in Second, when he managed to score eight goals in 29 games. For its part, Morientes the curtain fell on 34 years, celebrating a single goal in the ranks of the Marseilles. The injuries precipitated the dismissal of Salva Crossbow, that in his last year in the Albacete managed to pierce the rival goal five times.

To find an epilogue as brilliant as Molina’s among national scorers, you have to go back to Julio Salinas. The historic striker of the national team, after his adventure in Japan, experienced his decline in the ranks of the Alaves, getting eight goals in the 921 minutes he played in the 99/00 season, with an average of one point every 156 minutes, but with much less wear, since he played only 921 minutes throughout the season, while Molina already exceeds 2,000.

Far from thinking about hanging up your boots, Jorge Molina wants to continue making history with Granada and hoarding records. Molina is already the oldest player to score in European competitions with a Spanish team after surpass Puskas and is among the five oldest footballers to see a goal in the League, lagging behind Joaquín, Di Stéfano, César Rodríguez and Donato.

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