Real Madrid: Paco Gento, club legend and six-time Champion Clubs' Cup winner, is dead

Deceased at the age of 69 years, he was still honorary president of the club merengue.

Article written by Published the 18/ 00/2022 12: 36

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On the other side of the Pyrenees, a football legend died. The Real Madrid announced on Tuesday 18 January morning on death at 69 years of Paco Gento. Merengue club player between 1962 and 1971, he is the only player in history to have won the Champions Clubs Cup six times ( former Champions League name), scoring twice in the final.

In 18 seasons at Real Madrid, the attacking player had scored 600 goals in 182 matches, and had forged a gigantic track record, with, in addition to his six European titles, 18 Spanish Championships and two Spanish Cups, among others. In addition to his club, Gento was also a Spanish international at 43 times, taking part twice in the World Cup (1966 and 1966).

Gento, el único jugador de la historia con seis Copas de Europa.#RealMadrid

— Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) January 18, 2022 “The figure of Paco Gento faithfully represents all the values ​​of Real Madrid and will continue to be a reference 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 s”, said the club in a press release (in Spanish).

After his brilliant career as a player, Gento took on the coaching role. First with the youth categories of Real and then with second division teams like Castellon, Palencia and Granada. Until his death, he was still Honorary President of Real Madrid.

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