Radomir Antic, ex-Real Madrid and Barcelona coach, dies at 71

Radomir Antic, ex-Real Madrid and Barcelona coach, dies at 71

- Radomir Antic who was ex Barcelona coach has died

- Antic was the only man who coached Atletico, Barcelona and Real Madrid

- The 71-year-old also managed the Serbian national football team

Spanish champions Barcelona have taken to their social media account to announce the death of their former manager Radomir Antic who died at the age of 71 after long battle with illness.

The Serbian professional football manager was reported to have died on Monday night, April 6, with all his family members present before his demise.

On record, Radomir Antic remains the only man who has coached Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga.

Also in history, Premier League side Manchester City will never forget Antic because of the goal he scored against them years back which sent them to relegation.

That was when Radomir Antic was playing for Luton Town where he featured for the club between the year 1980-1984.

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During his stint at Atletico Madrid, Radomir Antic helped the club win the Spanish La Liga title and Copa Del Rey trophies in 1995 and 1996.

"You will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace,''. Atletico Madrid said in a statement.

After his playing career ended, Radomir Antic went into coaching in 1988 where he started with Real Zaragoza.

Antic also managed the Serbian national team as well as Shandong Luneng and Hebei China Fortune in the Chinese Super League.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Barcelona superstar Xavi claimed that his ex teammate at the club Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer on earth rating the Argentine above Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.

For many years now, there have been serious debates among fans on who is the best footballer between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

These two players have established themselves and hardly is there any nation where their names have not been heard due to their brilliant performances.

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Lionel Messi has won six Ballon d'Or awards in his career, while Cristiano Ronaldo has won five so far.

These two players have won all the titles any player will ever dream of winning with only the World Cup missing in their cabinets.

Xavi who is now a coach has however decided to join the train of discussion about who is the greatest naming Lionel Messi as the one.

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