The gambling in youth for the clubs Ferrocarril, Betis Extremeño and FC Extremadura Adelardo Rodríguez Sánchez, better known by the stage name Adelardo, 1957, came to CD Badajoz, where he remained until 1959, in order to leave the club in the direction of Atlético Madrid. There, a team with the likes of Star Vavá, World Champion 1958, Enrique Collar and just Adelardo was built under the direction of success coach Helenio Herrera and Larbi Ben Barek. Making its debut on September 13, 1959 ( 3-0 victory at UD Las Palmas) a glorious career was rung, which until almost two decades later met his end. In his first season he has been trophy winners, which he imports this title four more times. His last triumph in the Copa del Rey was also his last appearance in red and white. Overall Adelardo also garnered a three league titles and the European Cup Winners' Cup against Fiorentina in 1962, which it could not be defended in the year. In 1974 he witnessed the final defeat against Bayern Munich in the European Cup of Champions his saddest hour as a footballer. Nevertheless, he won against CA Independiente still the World Cup.
The legendary midfielder, who acted on the side of many Atlético Icons, also completed 14 international matches ( two goals ) that have led him in three major tournaments this to have been. In Chile in 1962 and in England in 1966 he was present at the World Championships, the European Championships triumph in 1964 certainly represented the highlight with the Selección. After the end of his career rojiblancos also directed a farewell game against the Mexican national football team, so he had a worthy finish. Subsequently, Adelardo distributing his time as Hall Player.
Success with Atlético