The football world mourns the passing of Amancio Amaro, one of its black and white Real Madrid legends. The honorary president of the white club has passed away this Tuesday at the age of 83. With the white team he won 9 Leagues, 3 Cups and 1 European Cup in 1966.
His legacy as a coach is also important at Real Madrid, with whom he won the Second Division championship with Castilla in 1984, the only subsidiary team of a Spanish football club to do so to date. In fact, with Amancio as coach, one of the most important generations of homegrown players in our history was forged: the Quinta del Buitre.
One of its members, José Miguel González del Campo ‘Michel’ has been one of the first to remember the figure and importance of Amancio with this generation made up of Michel himself, Emilio Butragueño, Manolo Sanchís, Rafael Martín Vázquez and Miguel Pardeza.
I love you very much!!!
I owe you everything!!!
Only one other person has believed in me as much as you: My father
That’s why I will always cry for you
Thank you infinite and eternal ✨ pic.twitter.com/ttjJTear6D
— Michel (@MichelGonzalez) February 21, 2023
The Higher Sports Council, through its president José Manuel Franco, has remembered Amancio through his Twitter account: «Goodbye to a myth, to a legend of our sport. A life dedicated to soccer. An unrepeatable winger, the ‘Wizard’, with an almost unequaled record. Rest in peace, Amancio Amaro. All our love to his family, relatives and the entire Madrid family ».
LaLiga has also mourned the death of Amancio Amaro and “sends its most sincere condolences to his family and friends.”
The personality and importance of Amancio Amaor is demonstrated by the fact that a Real Madrid legend like Pablo Laso, one of the best coaches of all time in the basketball section, also wanted to say goodbye. “Rest in Peace, Don Amancio”, the Basque coach has pointed out on his social networks.