Real Madrid has confirmed on Thursday that one of their legends Goyo Benito has died. Goyo Benito was a homegrown talent of Real Madrid.
Benito came through Real Madrid’s youth system. He made his Real Madrid debut in 1969 and went on to play 13 seasons at the Bernabeu making 420 appearances.
Goyo Benito won 6 LaLiga titles and 5 Copa Del Rey trophies during his time at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid released a statement following his death, which read: “Real Madrid, its president and board of directors express their deep regret at the passing of Goyo Benito, one of the great legends of our club’s history.”
“Real Madrid wishes to share its condolences and sends its affection to his wife, Paula, and children, Patricia and Ruben, all of his family and loved ones. These condolences are also offered on behalf of Madridistas from all over the world.”
“Real Madrid supported Benito right throughout his battle against the illness that he suffered from for over more than a decade.”
“The Real Madrid family is today in mourning as we remember one of the great defenders in our club’s history.”
Rest in peace, legend!
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