Greatest Footballers Of All Time | Top 50 List

36. Paco Gento

Left winger Gento departed local club Racing Santander for the capital in 1953 as a 19-year-old after just a handful of matches.  When he retired from the game in 1971, he had won a record 12 La Liga titles and six European Cups with Real Madrid, going down in history as one of the game’s greatest players.

A lightning-quick and fleet-footed creative force, he scored his fair share of goals at club and international level too, winning 43 caps for the national side.

Career highlight: A veteran Gento captained Madrid to victory against Partizan Belgrade in the 1966 European Cup Final.

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