By John Efosa
Honorary President of Real Madrid Club, Francisco Gento, has died at the age of 88.
Real Madrid announced this Tuesday through its official website.
According to the statement, “Real Madrid Club President and the Board of Directors are deeply saddened by the death of Francisco Gento, honorary president of Real Madrid and one of the greatest legends of our club and of the world football.”
The statement also added, “Real Madrid would like to express its condolences and send its love and sympathy to his wife, Mari Luz, to his sons Francisco and Julio, to his granddaughters Aitana and Candela and to all his relatives, teammates and loves ones.”
The statement noted that Francisco Gento represented Real Madrid between 1953 and 1971.
In his 18 seasons at the LaLiga giants, Gento won not only the six European Cups, but also 12 leagues, two Spanish Cups, one international Cup, one Mini World Cup and two Latin Cups.
Gento was also a left winger who played 600 games for los Blancos scoring 182 goals and represented Spanish National team 43 times.