Sad news rocks Spanish football as Real Madrid Legend passes on

Sad news rocks Spanish football as Real Madrid Legend passes on

  • Paco Gento is a veteran of two FIFA World Cups and the only man in history to win six UEFA European Cups with Real Madrid
  • Gento won 12 La Liga titles with Real Madrid during their period of dominance in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Paco Gento had been the honorary president of Real Madrid until his death which was confirmed on Tuesday morning

Spanish football was thrown in a state of mourning after authorities announced the passing on of Real Madrid legend Paco Gento at the age of 88 years.

Paco Gento, a veteran of two FIFA World Cups and the only man in history to win six UEFA European Cups with Real Madrid as reported by FIFA.

Sad news rocks Spanish football as Real Madrid Legend passes on
Paco Gento is the only player in football history to have won six European Cups with Real Madrid. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce
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According to Spanish news outlet Marca, Gento had been the honorary president of Real Madrid until his death, a position he had inherited from his friend and former teammate Alfredo Di Stefano.

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"Real Madrid C.F., its president and board of directors deeply regret the death of Francisco Gento, honorary president of Real Madrid and one of the greatest legends of our club and of world football," a Real Madrid statement read.

At Real Madrid, Paco Gento played 600 games and scored 182 goals. He was an international with the Spanish national team on 43 occasions.

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The 27-year-old has shown how bulging her belly is as she was clad in a tight-fitting black dress in her latest post on social media.

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Also commenting on the post with heart emoticons is Georgina’s sister Ivana and Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aviero.

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