Former Cantabrian soccer player Francisco Gento, Real Madrid legend and the only player in history to win six European Cups, has died this Tuesday at the age of 88, the white club has confirmed it's a statement.
"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," the note reads.
Paco Gento is the only player in the history of football to have won six European Cups. He defended the Real Madrid shirt between 1953 and 1971.
During his 18 seasons at Real Madrid, he won, in addition to the six European Cups, 12 Leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 Little World Cup and 2 Latin Cups. 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. Real Madrid fans and all football fans will always remember him as one of their great myths ", says the note of the club.