Madrid legend de Felipe passes away

Pedro de Felipe, who won the European Cup with Real Madrid in 1966 and five La Liga titles in eight years, has passed away at the age of 71.

De Felipe came through the club’s youth ranks and went on to play 170 times for Los Blancos, helping Madrid to League success in 1964-65, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69 and 1971-72.

He also won the old Copa de Espana, the pre-cursor to the Copa del Rey, in 1969-70, appeared once for Spain and represented Rayo Vallecano, on loan from Madrid, and Espanyol, after his Madrid tenure came to a close, later working as Los Periquitos’ technical secretary.

De Felipe, who also held an administrative role with Almeria, passed away from cancer, AS reports.

“Real Madrid offers its condolences to his family and would like to express its deep sorrow following his death,” a statement on the club’s website read.

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