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A legendary forward line

NEWS STORY. 18/01/2022

Gento defined an era for Real Madrid's attack alongside Kopa, Rial, Di Stéfano and Puskas.

Real Madrid put together a forward line in the 1958/59 season that would go down in footballing history. Di Stéfano and Gento were the first key pieces of this attack on their arrival at the club in 1953. Argentine Héctor Rial followed a year later and this trio were instrumental in winning the first European Cup in 1956.
A successful debut in this continental competition was quickly followed by the addition of one of the most influential players of the time, Raymond Kopa. This attacking quartet dominated Europe, and the arrival of Puskas in 1958 was the icing on the cake of this dream forward line. Kopa, Rial, Di Stéfano, Puskas and Gento helped Real Madrid fulfil the quest to win their fourth consecutive European Cup and once again delighted football fans.

Video.Gento, the only player in history to have won 6 European Cups