Francisco Gento, a Legend

The Real Madrid legend Francisco Gento has died at the age of 88 on January 18.
He was a part of Madrid club from 1953 to 1971. In total, he has played 600 matches for the team and scored 182 goals.
Nicknamed La Galerna del Cantábrico (“The Gale of the Cantabrian Sea”), after his native province Cantabria, he has won 12 times the Spanish championship 12 times, twice the Spanish Cup, once the Intercontinental Cup and is still the only player in the world to win 6 times the Champions’ Cup (League).
In total, Gento won 23 trophies with Madrid, what is a club record. Marcelo caught up with him this week in terms of the number of titles.
After Di Stéfano’s death in 2014, Gento became honorary president of Real Madrid.

 PlayerCountryWinsClubs, years
1Francisco GentoSpain6Real Madrid 1956-60, 1966
2Alfredo Di StéfanoArgentina, Spain5Real Madrid 1956-60
 Héctor RialSpain5Real Madrid 1956-60
 MarquitosSpain5Real Madrid 1956-60
 Rafael Lesmes Spain5Real Madrid 1956-60
 José María ZárragaSpain5Real Madrid 1956-60
 Paolo MaldiniItaly5Milan 1989-90, 1994, 2003, 2007
 Alessandro CostacurtaItaly5Milan 1989-90, 1994, 2003, 2007
 Cristiano RonaldoPortugal5Manchester United 2008, Real Madrid 2014, 2016-18