Francisco “Paco” Gento López was a Spanish football player, who played as a left winger.
Paco Gento was voted by IFFHS as the greatest Spanish footballer and 30th greatest world footballer of the 20th Century.
Paco Gento began his career at Racing Santander in 1952 and moved to Real Madrid the following season.
Paco Gento appeared in a joint record eight European Cup finals, winning a record six, as well as winning 12 La Liga titles. In a 14-year international career, Gento earned 43 caps for Spain, playing at the World Cup in 1962 and 1966.
Paco Gento is the only player in the history of football to have won the European Cup 6 times.
Paco Gento was appointed the Honorary President of Real Madrid following the death of Alfredo Di Stefano.
Paco Gento Cause Of Death: How Did Francisco Gento Die?
Paco Gento was born on 21 October 1933.
Paco Gento died on 18 January 2022, at the age of 88. Paco Gento’s cause of death has not yet been given.
Following Paco Gento’s death, Real Madrid said in a statement,
“Real Madrid would like to express its condolences and its love and affection to his wife Mari Luz, his sons Francisco and Julio, his granddaughters Aitana and Candela and all his relatives, colleagues and loved ones, he will always be remembered by Madridistas and all football fans as one of their greatest.”