Real Madrid Legend Enrique Perez Dies At 82

Real Madrid legend and two-time European Cup winner Enrique Perez has died at the age of 82.

Perez, also known as Pachin, passed away after a long battle with illness.

The former defender was taken to hospital in Madrid last month after his condition deteriorated.

Real confirmed the news on Wednesday and said in a statement: ‘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.

‘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.

‘During his nine seasons at Real Madrid he played 218 games and won two European Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, seven Spanish Leagues and one Spanish Cup.

‘He was also an international with the Spanish national team.

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‘Pachin passed away at the age of 82. Real Madrid, the club to which he was associated with throughout his life, extends its condolences to all of madridismo.' Real captain Sergio Ramos tweeted: ‘RIP.'

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