Former Madrid goalkeeping great Gonzalez dies at 76

rugby06 February 2024 12:15| © AFP
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Real Madrid announced Tuesday their former goalkeeping great Miguel Angel Gonzalez has died aged 76 years old.

Gonzalez played for Madrid between 1968-1986, winning eight league titles and two Uefa Cups among 16 trophies, making 346 appearances.

"Real Madrid, their president and their board of directors deeply mourn the death of Miguel Angel Gonzalez, one of the great goalkeepers in our history, a legend at Real Madrid and in Spanish football," said Los Blancos in a statement.

Spanish media reported Gonzalez was suffering from the neurodegenerative disease commonly known as ALS.

The goalkeeper, who worked at Real Madrid after retirement in a variety of roles, also went to the 1978 and 1982 World Cups as part of the Spain squad.