Francisco Gento, former player of Real Madrid and Spanish international, passed away this Tuesday at the age of 88, as reported by the club from Madrid. “Real Madrid, 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 reported in the statement.
Real Madrid Legend
Born in the Cantabrian town of Garnish, Paco Gento, a pure left winger, played 600 games for the Madrid club, scoring 182 goals, and was capped 43 times.
Official statement: death of Francisco Gento.#RealMadrid— Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) January 18, 2022
Since first thing in the morning, the entire Madridista family has wanted to say goodbye to the legendary white winger and social networks have been filled with messages from illustrious Real Madrid players such as Míchel, or from other teams that have wanted to offer their condolences to the family and to Real Madrid, such as Barcelona Soccer Club.
FC Barcelona joins in expressing its condolences for the death of Francisco Gento, a legendary Real Madrid player. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/XILwtknqLV– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) January 18, 2022 Related news
The Spanish footballer who has been a benchmark for many generations and is underappreciated. You will not be able to leave in silence as you liked to live; You were so great that we remember you at the highest personal and football level. Universal Golden Ball.🖤⚽️ pic.twitter.com/7wRTyI9SLq- Míchel (@MichelGonzalez) January 18, 2022
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