Gento is the only player ever to win six European Cups

Fable news. 18/01/2022

The honorary president played 18 times at Real Madrid and became a legend in the world of football.

Francisco Gento López aged 88. Instrumental figure in Real Madrid a club legend, playing for our club from 1953 to 1971. In eighteen years he won an unprecedented number of trophies. He won 6 European cupsto make him truly the only player in football history. He also won 12 leagues, 1 Intercontinental, 2 Latin Cups, 2 Spanish Cups and 1 Mini World Cup. He was named honorary president of the club in 2016 for his contribution to Real Madrid.


Super body and incredible speed; Gento He was the best left winger in the world. It was a bridge between two legendary generations Real Madrid: the first five European cups and “yeyé“the team.”



The start of Di Stefano
Gento was born on October 21, 1933 in Guarnizo (Cantabria) and arrived at Real Madrid in the 1953/54 season from Racing Santander, at the same time that Di Stéfano joined our team and together they turned Real Madrid into the best club in the world.


And he won covenant in his first season and the golden kick for madridismo. Our best players in the world wore the jersey and the front line Kopa, Rial, Di Stefano, Puskas and Gento it is also considered the greatest.

Because creation European Cup in 1955, the Gento the only player to have won the trophy six times. He was the first part of a magnificent team that won five in a row from 1956 to 1960 and was later captained Real Madrid yeyé in 1966



Gento in the beginning versus until Real Madrid the first six European Cup finals, scoring in two. In secondlyscored the second goal in a 2-0 win over Fiorentina in the final St. James Bernabéu. He also liked the instrumental in the thirdwhen, for a time outside the season, the purpose of Milan was met.



eight finals
He played in two European Cup finals in his career, taking a total of eight, a record he shared with Paulo Maldini. In 1962 they came against Benfica and in 1964 against Inter Milan. He played 88 European Cups, scoring 31 times.



Reviews
From then on he observed a life of dedication and devotion throughout his long career Real Madrid and became the first player in the club’s history to play 600 official matches, scoring 182 goals. His importance in our history meant that he succeeded Alfredo Di Stefano as the honorary president of the company. In 1963, Gento He is recognized worldwide as part of the FIFA team that played against England in the English Football Association centenary. His innumerable sports achievements have also led to him being awarded the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sports Merit, as well as other honors.



National team and coaching career

Gento He played 43 times for the Spanish national team and was involved in two World Cups, in 1962 and 1966. After his playing career, he was coached. Real Madrid youth teams and also Castellón, Palentia and Granada in the second division.

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