The ex-Madridista Drenthe, waiting for his debut in Third

Royston Rickie Drenthe, a Dutch international footballer who played for clubs such as Real Madrid, he Hercules of Alicante and the Everton English, among others, and that last week he signed for the Racing Murcia, team of the Murcia Third Division, has exercised this Monday with his new teammates and his debut is expected for Sunday at home against the Football Club Cartagena subsidiary.


The 33-year-old player who last season was a member of the Kozakken Boys from his country, he was hired until the end of this campaign and his incorporation was announced on Three Kings Day. The debut in the League of group 13B of Third could not take place this Sunday because a contagion in the Cartagena Fútbol Club, the rival of the Racinguista team, caused the meeting that was to take place in the municipal field of Dolores de Pacheco.

Drenthe, who is seen with a few kilos above his ideal weight, lands on a staff, the one directed by Antonio Pedreño, who is leading with 20 points added in nine games played and who aspires to be promoted to Second B, which would be his second consecutive category jump, after the one achieved last summer to Third as Preferential champion.

Upon his arrival in Murcia, the soccer player from Rotterdam, who during his career has alternated winger and winger positions on the left wing, showed his “enthusiasm for starting and doing good things” with his new team.


The Dutchman, who belonged to Real Madrid between 2007 and 2012 and also went through the Alania Vladikavkaz of Russia, the Reading and Sheffield Wednesdey of England, the Kayseri Erciysspor of Turkey, the Baniyas of the Arab Emirates and the Sparta of Rotterdam and the Kozakken Boys of the Netherlands, he also showed his tactical preferences.

“It depends on what the coach says, but I think I’ll be more comfortable in the center of the field “said the player who this Monday trained under Pedreño on the field El Limonar de Santomera, where the practice has been carried out. Before starting the work, which he has started doing solo, he has been talking with the technician.