Condemned to the background by the deserved fame that his brother Ángel achieved, Arsenio Arocha was also one of the best Tenerife footballers of the first half of the last century. It was a defensive medium of great technical quality, which also did not forget the opposite goal.

He played on CD Tenerife from 1929 to 1934, a period in which he coincided with other emblematic players in Blue and Whites history such as Esquivel, Arencibia, Bernardino Semán, Gilberto Cayol and Chicote.

He was part of that CD Tenerife that made Real Madrid CF himself kneel when, recently proclaimed champion of Spain, the white team visited the Island for the first time in its history.

Up to 13 internationals, led by Zamora, Ciriaco, Quincoces and Luis Reguiero, were not enough to defeat Tenerife in the three scheduled friendlies, which resulted in a draw (0-0) and two local victories (1-0 and 2 -0).

Many classify CD Tenerife in the late 1920s and early 1930s as the best in history, but as you can see, those players had the misfortune of not being able to demonstrate it except in friendly matches, when the greats of the continent visited the Island. in summer.

In 1934, Arsenio Arocha would sign for Atlético de Aviación, where he coincided with his brother Ángel. There he played two seasons in the First Division until the Civil War paralyzed the League.

Later he would continue to be linked to the mattress club as a manager, being also an important link with other canaries who would sign for the Atletico team.

In January 1950, Arsenio led the Canarian team that faced the then powerful San Lorenzo de Almagro, in a meeting that was played at the Santiago Bernabéu before 40,000 spectators who attended in amazement at an exhibition of the insulars (4-2).

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