Francisco Gento, the Real Madrid legend and the only footballer in history with six European Cups in his name, died on Tuesday (today) at the age of 88.

Gento was currently the honorary president of Real Madrid, a post he had inherited from his friend and great teammate Alfredo di Stefano, who held him before him.

Two legends that made the Madrid team a winning machine in Spain and Europe, winning five European Cups in a row, a historic moment that no one has been able to achieve.

Real Madrid has issued an official statement on the death of their legend:

Gento, the only player in the history with his European Cups. # RealMadrid

- Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) January 18, 2022

Real Madrid CF, the president and the Board of Directors express their deepest condolences on 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 to his wife Marie 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 the history of football to have won 6 European Cups.

He defended our club jersey in the years 1953-1971 and during the 18 seasons at Real Madrid won, in addition to 6 European Cups, 12 Leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 Small World Cup and 2 Latin Cups.

At Real Madrid he played 600 games and scored 182 goals.

He played with the Spanish team in 43 matches.

The figure of Paco Gento faithfully represents all the values ​​of Real Madrid and has been and will continue to be a reference point for Real Madrid and the world of sports.

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 expresses its condolences to all Real Madrid members and fans.

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Official Communication: thanks to Francisco Gento. # RealMadrid

- Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) January 18, 2022

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