The first in number of historical games is Adelardo, with 553 games played. Tomás Reñones follows, with 483 matches. The third is Collar, with 470. Aguilera is fourth, with 456 and behind is Koke, with 446. As soon as Koke plays this season (eleven LaLiga games plus the Champions League games remain), Koke will be able to surpass Aguilera and take fourth. Adelardo has always stressed that he would love for Koke to catch up with him in that first place. If Koke continues several years in his club, he is always called to make history and play more of those 553 of Adelardo.Calleja is fifth, with 425 and Arteche, sixth, with 421. And then there are already footballers who have been a very prominent part of Atlético in these seasons. Gabi played 417 games, Torres, 404 and Godín, 389. Next on the list are Luis Aragonés, with 370 games; Alberto, 362; Quique, 361; Rivilla, 356 and Ruiz, with the same number. And later there are three other players who have become legends with Simeone. Juanfran is the sixteenth footballer who has played the most games with Atlético, with 355; Rubio, 334; Filipe Luis played 333 matches, Escudero, 330 and Raúl García is the twentieth, with 329 games.Saúl aspires to also be among the players with the most games have disputed with Atlético. The midfielder is in position 33 and has 286 official clashes with the red and white. Saúl’s challenge is to reach 300 matches with Atlético this season. Cholo’s men take on Atlético’s history. Simeone’s men, those who have been with the Argentine coach in this glorious stage in the Madrid club, are among the Atlético footballers who have played the most games with the Atletico team. Since 2010, with the conquest of the Europa League in Hamburg against Fulham, by Quique Sánchez Flores, Atlético has lived a few years with great successes in Europe and in our country. And historical players have passed through the club, many of them considered among the best ever in the state.So, among the 20 players who have defended the most rojiblanca jersey, there are seven who have played under Simeone: Koke, Gabi, Torres, Godín, Juanfran, Filipe Luis and Raúl García, legends of the club for their games and their titles. They contributed decisively to winning the trophies that Atlético has been conquering in this decade. Torres arrived to finally lift a title with the team of his life and Raúl García left the team to go to Bilbao but they left a huge legacy. Gabi, Koke, Godín, Juanfran and Filipe Luis have been basic during the years of Cholismo.
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A local political group has failed to round up sufficient signatures to recall three Pico Rivera City Council members, but the head of the group said Monday they’ll refocus and try again. This time, however, members of Pico Rivera Community for Truth in Politics, or C-TIP for short, will push to recall Councilman Ron Beilke, who they claim has abused his power, said Raul Murga, C-TIP’s executive director. “He is the primary source of the problem within our city,” Murga said. “We raised the political concern in the community and it brought to light the abuse of power which Ron Beilke continues to display.” One of the two other council members targeted, Pete Ramirez, was ousted from office by voters in council elections earlier this month. The other, Councilman David Armenta, won’t be included this time because at he “saw the error of his ways,” said Murga. His group needed to collect and submit more than 15,000 signatures from registered voters by a deadline of Friday. Murga declined to say how far short of the required number the group fell. But he blamed the campaign’s failure on bad weather and the fact that many voters were out of town during the recent holidays. For more, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.