Francisco Gento, legend of Real Madrid and the only footballer in history with six European Cups in his record, he died this Tuesday at the age of 88.
Paco Gento dies: reactions and last minute live
People he was currently honorary president of Real Madrid, a position he had inherited from his great friend and colleague Alfredo di Stefano, who held it before him. Two legends who made the Madrid team a winning machine in Spain and Europe, achieving five consecutive European Cups, a milestone that no one has been able to match.
The Galerna del Cantábrico and the title record
people left the Real Madrid and football in the 1970-71 season, with 23 official titles as a white player, a record that only after more than half a century has he been able to match Marcelo with the last conquest of the Spain Supercup. Almost two decades of football at full speed down the left wing of Real Madrid, a speed that earned him the nickname of The Cantabrian Galena.
How did Paco Gento play?
For those who did not see him play, the video that accompanies these lines will make you realize why he was rated as the best left winger in the world. Speed, dribbling and a lot of goals at the service of a Real Madrid who wrote his most brilliant pages with the Cantabrian galloping along the lime line of Chamartín.
Official Statement: death of Francisco Gento
Real Madrid CF, its president and its 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.
Real Madrid would like to express its condolences and its love and affection to his wife Mari Luz, his sons Francisco and Julio, his granddaughters Aitana and Candela and all his relatives, colleagues and loved ones.
Paco Gento is the only player in football history to have won 6 European Cups. He defended the shirt of our club between 1953 and 1971, and during his 18 seasons at Real Madrid he won, in addition to the 6 European Cups, 12 Leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 Small World Cup and 2 Cups. Latinas. At Real Madrid he played 600 games and scored 182 goals. He was international with the Spanish team on 43 occasions.
The figure of Paco Gento faithfully represents all the values of Real Madrid, and has been and will continue to be a benchmark for Real Madrid and for the world of sport. Madrid fans and all football fans will always remember him as one of their great legends.
Francisco Gento has died at the age of 88. Real Madrid also extends its condolences to all Real Madrid members and fans.