Barticciotto, loyal to his principles until the end. Farewell our hero.

“A player who makes the team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself for the group for the good of the group, that’s teamwork.”

In sport, it isn’t very often that an outsider enters a club, brings about epic success, falls in love with the club, leaves and then comes back to retire there. It is also less often that the same player can come back ten years afterward and become coach of the club he most cherishes. Every Colo-Colo fan in Chile and the rest of the world is forever grateful for Marcelo’s feats as a player, his dedication as a coach, and his integrity to his word. Continue reading