Former Real Madrid player Antonio Gento dies at 80

Former Real Madrid player Antonio Gento died at age 80, the club reported Saturday.

Former Real Madrid player Antonio Gento died at age 80, the club reported Saturday.

Antonio is the brother of six-time European Cup winner Paco Gento, who remains honorary president of the Spanish club.

Antonio Gento played for Real Madrid during the 1961-62 season and won a league title and a Spanish Cup.

“Real Madrid, its president and its board of directors, are deeply saddened by the passing of Antonio Gento,” said a statement.

“The club wishes to extend its condolences to his entire family, especially our dear Francisco Gento, his friends and loved ones, and all the clubs he represented.”

Antonio Gento, center forward, also played for Levante, Racing de Santander and Oviedo.

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