Jorge Bernardo Griffa (Casilda, Argentina, May 7, 1935) received an emotional tribute at the Wanda Metropolitano ahead of Saturday’s match against Valencia. The Argentine was presented with a commemorative plaque by José Eulogio Gárate and Adelardo Rodríguez as a tribute to the 291 official games he played for Atleti over the course of 10 seasons.
The Red & White legend arrived at our club in 1959 from Newell's Old Boys. Griffa, one of the best defenders in our club history, won five titles at Atleti: one league trophy (1965/55), three cups (1960, 1961 and 1965) and the 1962 European Cup Winners' Cup.
Between 1969 – when he left our club – and 2011, Griffa held the record for the most appearances at Atleti for a non-Spanish player, until it was broken by Luis Amaranto Perea.