GOYO GOES HOME
Only José Antonio Camacho Alfaro (414) has played more La Liga games than Goyo Benito(317) between Real Madrid’s defenders without claiming European Cup’s champion ever.
Former Real Madrid Defender Gregorio “Goyo” Benito Rubio is dead. Los Blancos made this known in a statement on its official website on Thursday. “Real Madrid CF, its president and its Board of Directors deeply regret the death of Goyo Benito, one of the great legends of our club,” the statement reads. The Spaniard made 422 appearances for the club, winning 13 trophies during his 16 years spell and establishing himself as a Los Blancos legend
He also won 11 trophies during his time with Real Madrid. He earned 22 caps for Spain(1971-1978), but failed to take part in any major international tournament, as the national team failed to qualify for any during that timeframe. Goyo is the second Madrid legend to pass away in recent weeks, after former Merengue president Lorenzo Sanz lost his battle with coronavirus on March 21. Goyo was aged 73