Amancio Amaro, European champion with Real Madrid and Spain, dies

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The Galician ex-soccer player Amancio Amarochampion of Europe with the real Madridof what was his current honorary presidentha deceased at age 83 of age, as confirmed on Tuesday by the Madrid team.

In a official statementthe merengue club regretted:

Real Madrid CF, its President and its Board of Directors deeply regret the death of Amancio Amaro, Honorary President of Real Madrid and one of the great legends of our club and world football.

He 14 times European champion express "Your condolences and your love" to the footballer's relativeswhich will remain engraved in the memory and history of the Spanish club.

Amancio Amaro will be remembered by all Madridistas and by all football fans as one of the great legends of this sport. Real Madrid extends its condolences to all Real Madrid fans. Rest in peace.

Amancio is considered as one of the best wingers in the history of Spanish football and one of the legends of the merengue group in which he carved out a large part of his career until conquering the European Cupsixth for the entity, in 1966with the so-called Real Madrid Ye-Ye.

He Galiciansigned in 1962 from the Deportivo de La Coruñaspent 14 seasons at the Madrid club, which had him "always an example for Real Madrid and for the entire world of sport" and that last year he had been appointed a new honorary president to fill the void left by another myth like Paco Gentodeceased early 2022.

With the shirt of Madrid He played 471 games, where he won nine League titles, three Cups and above all the 1966 Europa League in it Heysel Stadium in Brusselswhere he scored 1-1 in the final 2-1 win over the partizan of belgrade. In total he scored 155 points.

In addition, the striker fired 42 matches with the Spanish soccer teamwith which he won a historic European championship in 1964 before the USSR at the Santiago Bernabeu.

After leaving soccer, Amancio was a protagonist in the real Madrid for his role in the subsidiary, the CastileWith which won the Second Division title in the 1983-1984 seasonahead of another subsidiary such as Bilbao Athleticand where he was the forger of the famous 'Quinta del Buitre'.

Fiorentino Perezpresident of Real Madrid, also highlighted the role of Amancio for the history of the Madrid clubclosing a stage and trajectory that led to one of the most successful teams in history.

For what he represents and the dissemination of values ​​throughout his career, Amancio is one of the best players in our history and one of the best wingers in world football. He was Paco Gento's teammate in the 1966 European Cup final and Paco, and of course Alfredo di Stéfano, will be proud. You have earned the love of all of us who love this club and the respect and admiration of all the fans.

In memory of the footballer, Real Madrid and Liverpool they will keep a minute of silence prior to his duel round of 16 of the Champions League 2023.

(With information from Europe Press)

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