Tears as Real Madrid legend Perez who won 7 La Liga titles dies after a long battle with unknown illness

Tears as Real Madrid legend Perez who won 7 La Liga titles dies after a long battle with unknown illness

- Painful exit as Real Madrid legend Enrique Perez dies at 82

- The former Spanish defender battled with an unknown illness for some time before his death

- During his stay at the Bernabeu, he won several La Ligas and two European cups among others

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Real Madrid have been thrown into mourning after the passing of their legend Enrique Perez at the age of 82.

Los Blancos confirmed the news on their official website on Wednesday, February 10, adding that he battled with long time sickness before eventually giving up.

Perez, popularly referred to as Pachin won two European Cup during his nine-year reign at the Santiago Bernabeu between 1959 to 1968.

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He also won La Liga seven times, 1 Intercontinental Cup, and 1 Spanish Cup after appearing 218 times across competitions for the Spanish League giants.

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Real Madrid stars before their La Liga clash against Getafe earlier this week. Photo by Denis Doyle
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Sources claim the former defender was admitted into a hospital in Madrid after his condition deteriorated last month according to Daily Mail.

Perez is survived by his wife Mercedes, his daughters Cristina and Mercedes, his grandchildren Javier and Cristina, and all his relatives and loved ones. 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.

His death was announced hours after the club beat Getafe 2-0 as they return to the second position on the log temporarily before Barcelona game.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Sheffield Wednesday legend and former England player Peter Swan has been confirmed dead at the age of 84.

The centre-half was pronounced dead on Thursday, January 21 at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital after battling with Alzheimer's disease since the mid-2000s.

Swan made over 300 appearances for the Owls having started his career with the Hillsborough Stadium outfit's youth team in 1952.

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