That’s a trophy! Cadiz defeated Atletico Madrid to win the GIANT Ramon de Carranza Cup in the Spanish Preseason Tournament…to the delight of fans on social media
- Cadiz defeated Atletico Madrid 4-2 on penalties to win the Ramon de Carranza Cup
- Social media users loved the hilarious giant trophy because two players had to lift it
- The cup is one of Spain’s most celebrated pre-season tournaments every year
It’s the iconic photo, a football team captain surrounded by teammates as he holds the cup they just won high above his head, clasped in both hands and shaken wildly.
That is, unless you win the Ramon de Carranza trophy, like Cadiz just did.
Social media lit up with the Spanish side’s win over LaLiga champions Atlético Madrid in one of the country’s most illustrious pre-season tournaments, but not because of Cadiz’s performance.
Cadiz players win giant Ramon de Carranza cup after beating Atletico Madrid on penalties
LaLiga champions Atletico took the lead but Cadiz tied the score and went on to win the shootout 4-2
Instead, the size of the trophy stole the show as it has to be one of the largest in any sport in the world. The Ramon de Carranza trophy is so big that it took at least two Cadiz players to celebrate it.
In the match itself, Yannick Carrasco gave Atletico the lead after 41 minutes, then Cadiz’s Alberto Perea equalized in the final minutes. Cadiz then defeated Atletico 4-2 on penalties.
However, some on social media boldly suggested that winning might be the worst option, given the mass of silverware facing the victors.
“Imagine you’re captain of a team that just won a trophy and you realize what you’re up to…,” said one wry Twitter user.
The trophy is almost all the size of some of Cadiz’s players and has been contested since 1955
“Still can’t get over how crazy this trophy looks every year, hahaha,” wrote another. Well done to Cadiz!’
One fan couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to dig in early with a Premier League club, claiming the cup is ‘bigger than Tottenham’s trophy cabinet’.
The tournament itself has been running since 1955 and was created by the Cadiz City Council in honor of former Mayor Ramon de Carranza. The Cadiz stadium is also named after the same man.
Cadiz fans can only hope that no players are injured carrying the Ramon de Carranza trophy back to their trophy room for the new LaLiga season, which starts on August 13.