Real Madrid icon Francisco Gento dies at the age of 88: no one has won the Champions League more often

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Francisco ‘Paco’ Gento has passed away at the age of 88. Real Madrid announced this on Tuesday. The Spaniard was an iconic left winger at the Royal in the 50s and 60s. His palmares has no fewer than 23 prizes.


Gento was still in the news on Sunday because left-back Marcelo caught up with him with the overall win in the Spanish Supercup as the record holder in the number of prizes at Real Madrid.

Gento was a twelve-time champion while playing for Real Madrid between 1953 and 1971. He also won the Copa del Rey twice and the European Cup I no fewer than six times, the predecessor of the current Champions League. He is the only player in football history to have won the Cup with the Big Ears six times. In 18 seasons with Real, he scored 182 goals in 600 matches.

The winger also played 43 times for the Spanish national team between 1955 and 1969.

Since 2016, Gento has been honorary president of Real Madrid.


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