The mustachioed Defender was a six-time champion of Laliga and five times won the Copa del Rey. And Los Blancos claimed to take in 1974-75 and 1979-80.
Goyo Benito passed away at the age of 73
Real Madrid legend Goyo Benito has died at the age of 73, the club confirmed on Thursday. Benito went through the youth ranks in Madrid and continued to make 420 appearances in the first team for 13 seasons. The mustachioed Defender was a six-time champion of Laliga and five times won the Copa del Rey. And Los Blancos claimed to take in 1974-75 and 1979-80. Goyo made his debut in 1969 and was part of a generation that succeeded Madrid’s so-called ‘Yeye’ team. Which dominated Spanish football for that decade. He suffered disappointed in the 1981 European Cup final against Liverpool and resigned after removing Copa del Rey the following season. Benito played 22 matches for Spain and is one of two Madrid players, alongside Pirri, to receive the club’s laureate title.
Benito suffered from the disease for more than ten years
The club statement read: “Real Madrid, its president and board of directors express sincere regret at the death of Goyo Benito. One of the great legends of our club’s history. “Real Madrid wishes to share its condolences and transfers its affection to his wife Paula, and children, Patricia and Ruben, to all his family and friends. These condolences are also expressed on behalf of Madrid from all over the world. Real Madrid supported Benito directly throughout his struggle with the disease from which he suffered for more than ten years. “Real Madrid family is today in mourning. We remember one of the greatest defenders in the history of our club.”Goyo is the second Madrid legend, who passed away in recent weeks. On March 21, the former president Lorenzo Sanz lost his battle with the coronavirus.
The second Real legend died in recent weeks
Lorenzo Sanz, who preceded Florentino Perez in the job and served as the club’s head from 1995 to 2000. Admitted to the hospital in March after being diagnosed with the virus, having suffered a period of poor health. But his fortune soon took a turn for the worse, and his son Fernando confirmed his demise at the age of 76 on Twitter. “My father has just died. He did not deserve this ending, and that way,” wrote Sanz. “One of the kindest, brave, and hardworking people I have ever seen is leaving.” His family and Real Madrid were his passion. Mom and brothers proudly enjoyed all their moments.”