Valencia’s Puchades passes away

Former Valencia and Spain international midfielder Antonio Puchades has passed away at the after of 87.

Puchades spent his entire professional career with Valencia, making over 300 appearances and scoring six goals from 1946 through to 1958.

Capped 23 times in a five-year stint with the national team, the former defensive midfielder was announced on Friday morning to have passed away at the age of 87.

During his time with Los Che, Puchades won one League title, two Cope del Rey and one Supercopa de Espana.

“Valencia, its President, board of directors, Coaches, players, employees and all members of the club would like to express their deepest condolences to family, friends and associates for the sad death this morning of a Valencia myth, Don Antonio Puchades Casanova,” read the club’s statement released today.

“Antonio Puchedes has been, without a doubt, one of the best players to have worn the shirt of Valencia.

“And he did so for 12 years, where he played 354 games and only two as a substitute, a testament to the indelible mark left by the player on the club.”

Valencia have confirmed that a moment’s silence will be held before Sunday’s game against Granada and that the players will wear black armbands.

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