Real Madrid legend is dead

Real Madrid legend, Francisco Gento is dead.

Gento departed at the age of 88.

Real Madrid made the announcement in a statement via the club’s official website on Tuesday.

The statement read in part, “Real Madrid C.F., the club’s president and the Board of Directors are deeply saddened by the death of Francisco Gento, honorary president of Real Madrid and one of the greatest legends of our club and of world football.

“Real Madrid would like to express its condolences and send its love and sympathy to his wife Mari Luz, to his sons Francisco and Julio, to his granddaughters Aitana and Candela and all his relatives, teammates and loved ones.”

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Gento won the European Cup six times during his time at Real Madrid.

He represented Real Madrid between 1953 and 1971, and in his 18 seasons at the LaLiga giants, he won not only the six European Cups, but also 12 Leagues, two Spanish Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, one Mini World Cup and two Latin Cups.

Gento, a left winger, played 600 games for Los Blancos, scoring 182 goals.

He also represented the Spanish national team 43 times.

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