Oblak, to the rhythm of legend

Cchicken Jan Oblak He landed at Vicente Calderón’s office in the summer of 2014 and no one could have expected that eight seasons later, the Slovenian goalkeeper would be one of the club’s greatest legends. He came to compensate for the loss of a Courtois who had then won the hearts of rojiblancos. As we said, eight years later, it is the heart of Jan’s own right.

When the next season starts, 22-23, it will be the Slovenian’s ninth season that defends the Atlético shirt. With 354 matches behind him and in the 17th position of players who have played rojiblanca the most times in history, the top 10 colchonero can be seen in the background. It is precisely a former partner of his who occupies that position. Diego Godín, with 389 matches as Atlético player, is the one who has the honor of being the tenth player with the most matches.

With the pace he has played per season, that position in the top 10 seems to be destined for Oblak. With a single season in 41 games, the first where it took months to get ownership, does not end the Slovenian climb. If these numbers were maintained, Atletico’s goalkeeper would be in tenth place and would be placed as the foreigner with the most matches played with rojiblanca around 400 matches.

The top positions in a ranking led by Adelardo (553), Koke (545) and Tomas (483). What is clear is that he once surpassed Abel (303) It seems impossible for another goalkeeper to get close to the Slovenian’s record. Oblak, whose contract expires at the end of next year, will continue to expand his legend as rojiblanco for at least one more season. Its renewal is one of the open fronts for the red and white sports management. For now, his legend continues to grow.

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