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El Nene Cubillas

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Nene” the babe most prolific
Unheard of till 1970
Then ten strikes in two world cups
Made Copa Mundial history

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Not until Miroslav Klose
Had such a feat been achieved
Gazelles’s grace and rapping shot
With utmost close control he weaved

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 South America’s footballer of the year
Tickertaper hurrah in 72
Latin American champ of 75
With the ball firmly stuck to his shoe

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A beautiful brace in the semi
Smash and grab with the till
Grand theft met Italian job
To knock off the boys from Brazil

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 From Alianza Lima to Basel
Porto too fell along the trail
Florida sharks and the Miami sun
And George Best at Fort Lauderdale

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Splendid hat trick in 7 minutes
Los Angeles Aztecs the sorry victims
Sombre swansong at Espana 82
As Peru’s orchestra dedicated hymns

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Number7
© Emdad Rahman

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Notes

“Nene” – the babe

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/el-nene-cubillas/