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The 110th anniversary of Real Madrid ends with mourning.
Marquitos died today in Santander at the age of 78. He will be buried Thursday in Cantabria. Santiago Bernabéu signed Marquitos in 1954, and he defended the white shirt for 9 years. Marquitos gave it everything to defend the shirt of Real Madrid. As seen by the above picture, the player is returning to the dressing room full of mud after a match against Athletic in the 1954/55 season.
Marquitos won 5 European cups with a number 2 that he worn on his back between 1954 to 1962, not many right backs can say they have done that. He even scored in Real Madrid’s first ever European success. He is remembered by the fans of Real Madrid having scored the winning goal in 1956 European Cup between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims (4-3).

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Every footballer has dreamt of putting on the Real Madrid white shirt but only special ones have attained this honour. Let’s go down memory lane, to look at some of the greats to have worn the number 2.

2- Marquitos and Chendo. Marquitos won five European cups with a number 2 that he worn on his back between 1954 to 1962, not many right backs can say they have done that. He even scored in Real Madrid’s first ever European success. Two decades later Chendo, today the clubs delegate, made the number 2 his own for 16 years, winning among other things, 7 league titles. Arriving in Real Madrid at the age of 15 and giving his whole life to one institution, according to him the best one there is, el mejor club del mundo: Real Madrid.