What is Footballer Francisco Gento’s Cause of Death at 88?
Unfortunately, the Spanish footballer who was the 30th greatest world footballer of the 20th Century, Francisco “Paco” Gento has died. Gento had spent 18 years with Real from 1953 to 1971. He was the only player to have won six European Cups.
His death news was announced on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, but sadly, nothing has been reported clarifying Francisco Gento’s cause of death.
He was a footballer who played as a left outside left and made 600 appearances for the club and scored 182 goals and helped them to 12 league crowns, two Copa del Rey titles, and one Intercontinental Cup.
Gento won 43 caps for Spain, especially in the 1962 and 1966 World Cups. His club record of 23 trophies, which stood for over 50 years, was equaled on Sunday by Real captain Marcelo as a substitute in the club’s Spanish Super Cup-winning victory.
Gento started his career at Racing Santander before his move to the Spanish capital. Former Madrid defender Sergio Ramos believes that by “achieving the greatest achievements” Gento helped put Madrid’s name in the history books forever.
In 1953, Gento joined the Spanish powerhouse from Racing Santader, the same year Di Stéfano joined. Together, they ushered in a golden age for Madrid, both in Spain and beyond.
Gento was a key member of the team that won five European Cups in a row from 1956 to 1960, and he also helped it win the title in 1966. He appeared in eight European finals in all, sharing the record with AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini, losing in the 1962 and 1964 finals. Gento had 88 appearances in the European Cup, scoring 31 goals.
Reactions to Francisco Gento’s Death
Several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.
A fan tweeted: “Very sad day. It hits because he help Madrid be what is today. All our Legends see Madrid from heaven. Gento, Di Stefano, Puskas , Juanito. They’ll never be forgotten!! #HalaMadrid #Gento“
One wrote: “Wonderful player in his time and would have been wonderful now. Football owes its glamour to old heroes like Gento as much as to modern greats.”
Another tweeted: “Today Paco Gento has died, a record man with six Champions Leagues, five in a row. Shame EUFA does not dedicate a message in his memory and I encourage the Real Madrid fans.”
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Gento leaves behind his wife, Mari Luz, sons Francisco and Julio, and granddaughters Aitana and Candela.
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