Ex-Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Miguel Angel Gonzalez dies aged 76

By Sports Desk February 06, 2024

Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Miguel Angel Gonzalez has died at the age of 76.

Miguel Angel played for Madrid for 18 seasons between 1968 and 1986, winning two UEFA Cups, eight Spanish league titles, five Spanish Cups and one League Cup.

He was also capped 18 times by Spain, and played in both the 1978 and 1982 World Cups.

Following his playing career Miguel Angel held various roles at Real Madrid, including working as goalkeeper coach and director of the former training complex Ciudad Deportiva.

Miguel Angel was diagnosed with ALS, a form of motor neurone disease, in December 2022.

In a statement on Tuesday morning, the club said: “Real Madrid CF, its president and its board of directors are deeply saddened by the death of Miguel Angel Gonzalez, one of the greatest goalkeepers in our history, a legend of Real Madrid and Spanish football.

“Real Madrid would like to express its condolences and affection to his wife, Maria del Pilar, his son Miguel Angel, his grandchildren Daniela and Mauro, his family, his team-mates and all his loved ones.”

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