Argentinian hero Che Guevara’s rugby passion

The legendary Argentine guerrilla hero Che Guevara has played rugby for many years. He also founded the Tackle magazine, which specializes in rugby.

In the very story of the life of the legendary hero Che Guevara, special attention was paid to a very interesting detail. He was very fond of football. This sport taught him how to overcome the difficulties caused by asthma. And some people think, this passion gives him insight to find solutions to the revolutionary struggle.

According to many of his friends, Che felt depressed when he was fired. And then he joined Atalaya, another rugby club in the San Isidro region. Famous Argentinian sports reporter Diego Bonadeo said he often caught a boy holding a tank running along the field. When he switched to playing at Atalaya, Che had another nickname. It’s Chancho (Pig) due to his upturned nose and fierce gameplay.

Mr. Pablo Piran, a nephew of the hero said: “He loves football so much that he immediately thought of launching the first magazine specializing in the sport. The magazine is called Tackle and wrote the reviews under the pseudonym Chancho.

But then, he found this pseudonym not serious, so he changed it to Chang-Cho, making people think of a Chinese name. Many people consider him a midfielder, but to Mr. Diego Bonadeo, Che is a true center-back.

In 1951, Che Guevara left Argentina and his life changed to another page. “One day, during a college soccer match, I overheard a story I will never forget,” said Diego Bonadeo. The school football team at the Medical College, where Che is attending, is about to play.

One player wondered if Che was not in the squad and another replied: “He’s making a revolution in Panama”. The guerrilla hero has brought his passion for rugby on the way to fight the national liberation in Cuba.