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Ignacio Zoco dies aged 76

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NEWS | 28/09/2015

He played for Real Madrid from 1962 to 1974, winning one European Cup, seven La Liga titles and two Spanish Cups.
Ignacio Zoco Esparza, who played for Real Madrid between 1962 and 1974, has passed away in Madrid today at the age of 76. He was a member of the midfield of the 'ye-ye' Real Madrid side that dominated Spanish football during the 1960s, and in his time as a player for the Whites won one European Cup, seven La Liga titles and two Spanish Cups. His entire life was dedicated to the club, where he was also first-team match delegate from 1994 to 1998. Prior to his death, he had been serving as president of Real Madrid's association of former players.

Zoco was born in Garde, located in Spain's Navarre region, on 31 July 1939. He enjoyed a successful playing career with Madrid, where he spent 12 seasons and made 434 competitive appearances. He scored 17 times for the club and was additionally part of the Spain side that won the 1964 European Championship with victory over the USSR in the final. Real Madrid extends its sincerest condolences to his family.
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