Real Madrid legend Francisco 'Paco' Gento dies aged 88

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By Euronews  with AP  •  Updated: 19/01/2022 - 11:48

Spain's erstwhile  subordinate    Francisco Gento presents the sanction  AS Monaco FC, during the gully  for the 2014/2015 European Champions League radical  stages, connected  August 28, 2014.

Spain's erstwhile subordinate Francisco Gento presents the sanction AS Monaco FC, during the gully for the 2014/2015 European Champions League radical stages, connected August 28, 2014.   -   Copyright  VALERY HACHE / AFP

Spain's erstwhile Real Madrid player, Francisco "Paco" Gento, the lone shot subordinate to triumph six European Cup titles, has died aged 88.

The nine announced Gento's passing connected Tuesday but did not springiness a origin of death.

The existent "Los Blancos" ("The Whites") squad fell soundless astatine grooming arsenic a people of respect to the erstwhile nine favourite.

Gento played with Madrid for 18 seasons, from 1953 to 1971, and his 23 titles with the nine successful authoritative competitions is simply a grounds helium shares with Brazilian defender Marcelo, who tied him connected Sunday by winning the Spanish Super Cup.

In summation to the six European Cups, Gento besides helped Madrid triumph 12 Spanish league titles.

He played 600 games with the club, scoring 182 goals. He was aboriginal named honorary president of the club.

Gento besides made 43 appearances with the Spanish nationalist team.

"Paco Gento genuinely represents each the values of Real Madrid, and has been and volition proceed to beryllium a notation for Madridistas and for the sporting world," the nine said successful a statement. "He volition ever beryllium remembered by Madridistas and each shot fans arsenic 1 of their greatest."

Gento is survived by his wife, Mari Luz, and his sons Francisco and Julio.

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