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Real Madrid legend Pedro De Felipe Passes Away at 71 & Reason For Death

Real Madrid legend Pedro De Felipe Passes Away at 71 & Reason For Death The former Real Madrid legend Pedro de Felipe dies at the age of 71, announced on Tuesday by Spanish Football Club.
Pedro de Felipe, who was born in Madrid in 1944, won the European Cup in 1966, five La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey during his successful career with Real Madrid.
Real Madrid legend Pedro de Felipe passes away

Real Madrid legend Pedro de Felipe passes away

Pedro de Felipe came through the club’s youth ranks and went on to play 170 times for Los Blancos, helping Madrid to League success in 1964-65, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69 and 1971-72.
Pedro de Felipe was one of the most prominent defenders for the Real Madrid which dominated Spanish Football in the 1960s.

Pedro Eugenio de Felipe Cortés (18 July 1944 – 12 April 2016) was a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Club Career:

Born in Madrid, de Felipe arrived at Real Madrid in 1964 at the age of 20, from Community of Madrid neighbours Rayo Vallecano, appearing in only four La Liga games in his first season but amassing 45 in the following two combined, winning the 1965-66 European Cup in the process while playing in seven complete matches.

On 28 September 1967, after playing three games with a damaged meniscus, de Felipe successfully underwent surgery, spending several months on the sidelines. He still managed to be regularly used during two of his last four years with the Merengues, leaving the club in 1972 and playing a further six top level seasons with RCD Espanol, retiring at 34 with a total of 247 league appearances over the course of 14 seasons (no goals).

International Career:

De Felipe gained one cap for Spain, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 friendly with Turkey on 17 October 1973, in Istanbul.

Honours:

  •  La Liga: 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1971–72
  • Copa del Rey: 1969-70; Runner-up 1967-68
  • European Cup: 1965-66
 Real Madrid Legend Pedro de Felipe was the very good player at that time and he was the prominent defender of the Real Madrid.
Pedro de Felipe was one of the greatest defenders to have played game.
Real Madrid held a minute’s silence for legend Pedro de Felipe before tonight’s match against Wolfsburg.

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