When Ronald Koeman buried an extra time free kick at Wembley Stadium to give the 1992 European Cup to Barcelona, little did he know he’d be living in England a quarter century later.
And now he can celebrate the goal’s anniversary, in England, with a beer brewed in his honor.
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A Barcelona brewery, La Lenta, is saluting the goal with a citrus-tinged ale called Golden Koeman, which incredibly works as a pun “Gol d’En Koeman”. The beer, which fits nicely in the springtime flavor period, and has a very FC Barcelona promotional plan.
As part of the beer promotion, it will be sold with collectable orange t-shirts and posters, while the slogan is borrowed from Johan Cruyff, the coach of the ‘Dream Team’, who told his players to ‘go out and enjoy’. ”
The ‘Golden Koeman’ will even be entered into the Barcelona Beer Festival, a fact Doncel is incredibly proud of.
The Everton boss, 53, was just 29 on that May day when he did this:
Fun facts: three Barcelona players from that match went on to manage in the Premier League. Koeman, Michael Laudrup (Swansea City), and Pep Guardiola (Manchester City). Additionally, Sampdoria striker Roberto Mancini went on to lead Man City as well.