The Spanish footballer, Enrique Perez was battling illness for several years. They took the legend to the hospital in Madrid last month after his condition deteriorated. The LaLiga club announced his demise on Wednesday and paid tribute to the Legend.
The news was confirmed after real’s statement on Wednesday, “‘Real Madrid, the club’s president and the Board of Directors are deeply saddened by the passing of Enrique Perez Pachin, one of the great legends who wore our club’s jersey between 1959 and 1968.”
What made Enrique Perez a Legend?
The Footballer who born in Torrelavega, Cantabria played as a defender. He signed for Real Madrid in 1959. Finally, making his LaLiga debut on 11 September 1960 in a 1–0 away loss against Atletico Madrid.
Playing for the Spanish giants between 1959 and 1968, Real won La Liga seven times and held the European Cup twice in 1960 and 1966.
The Former defender started in Madrid’s 7-3 European Cup final victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. The following season, the team won the first of seven consecutive LaLiga titles in which Pachin played a cosmic rule.
He appeared in 218 competitive games and netted two times. Further, he won 11 major titles that included seven national championships.
Enrique Perez’s first cap came on May 15, 1960, in a 3–0 friendly win against England. The defender won eight caps for the Spanish Team.
Without a doubt, Perez was an influential player. Post-retirement, in 1971, he worked as a manager for 16 years, never in higher than the second tier–his greatest achievement was to promote Hercules CF to the top flight in 84.
Real Madrid would like to express its condolences and its warmth and sympathy to his wife Mercedes, his daughters Cristina and Mercedes, his grandchildren Javier and Cristina and all his relatives and loved ones. – Real Madrid.
Sergio Ramos on his Twitter account tweeted ‘RIP’ as the 82-year-old, one of the great legends, passes away. Furthermore, In a statement, the team gave their condolences. The entire club stays deeply grieved by the sad demise of Enrique Pérez Pachin.