Real Madrid legend Goyo Benito dies aged 73

Former Madrid star Goyo Benito has died after a long illness (Twitter: @RMadridInfo)
Former Madrid star Goyo Benito has died after a long illness (Twitter: @RMadridInfo)
18:50pm, Thu 02 Apr 2020
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Real Madrid legend Goyo Benito has died at the age of 73.

The Spanish defender made 420 appearances for the club between 1969 and 1982 and earned 22 caps for his national side. 

Real Madrid said in a statement: "Goyo Benito was always a fine representative of our club's values. He played for Real Madrid for 13 seasons. 

"During this period and including his spell as a part of the Real Madrid academy, he lifted six league titles and five Spanish Cups.

"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."

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