Legendary Real Madrid player Paco Gento died on Tuesday at the age of 88, said the club in an official release.
“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 loved ones,” read a statement on the Real Madrid website.
“Paco Gento truly represents all the values of Real Madrid, and has been and will continue to be a reference for Madridistas and for the sporting world. He will always be remembered by Madridistas and all football fans as one of their greatest,” it continued.
Gento made 600 appearances for Real Madrid and scored 182 goals.
He had won 12 La Liga titles along with six European Cups.
Gento retired in 1971 and coached coach the Real Madrid B team for three years, although he was never made first-team coach.