He defended the Madrid shield for nine years and won two European Cups and seven Leagues

Real Madrid “deeply” regrets the death of Enrique Pérez Pachín, at 82 years of age, one of the club’s legends who defended the Madrid shield for nine years and won two European Cups and seven Leagues.

“Real Madrid, its president and its Board of Directors deeply regret the death of Enrique Pérez Pachín, one of the great legends who wore our club’s shirt between 1959 and 1968,” reads the statement released by the white club in the morning Wednesday after the death of the former Madridista and Spanish international.

Pachín, born in Torrelavega on December 28, 1938, started in his local team, Gimnástica, before growing up at Burgos and making his debut in the First Division with Osasuna, with whom he played a season. His career took place at Real Madrid, with nine years in white until he became one of the team’s benchmarks in the 60s and won at least one title for every season he was there before leaving for Real Betis and closing his career. at the Mexican Deportivo Toluca.

“Real Madrid wants to express its condolences and its affection and affection to his wife Mercedes, his daughters Cristina and Mercedes, his grandchildren Javier and Cristina and all their relatives and loved ones,” the club shows in its condolences.

With Real Madrid, he played 218 games and won two European Cups

“During his nine seasons at Real Madrid, he played 218 games and won 2 European Cups, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 7 Leagues, and 1 Spanish Cup” and was an under-21 international with the Spanish team before leaping the absolute, with which he played eight games.

He made his debut on May 15, 1960, against England (3-0). Their last meeting was against Northern Ireland on May 30, 1963 (1-1). The balance was six wins, one draw, and one defeat (against Brazil, 2-1, at the World Cup in Chile).

“Pachín has passed away at the age of 82. Real Madrid, the club to which he was linked throughout his life, extends its condolences to all of Madrid,” the statement concluded. In the Madrid quarry, Pachín also took his first steps as a coach, in a career in which he directed Getafe, Osasuna, Ceuta, Real Valladolid, Albacete, Hercules, Granada, Levante, and Córdoba.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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