Madrid former keeper dies at 78 !

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According to Real Madrid association of veteran players, Antonio Betancort, former goalkeeper for Real Madrid, Las Palmas and Deportivo Coruna, has died aged 78.

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During his active life photos

Betancort joined Real in 1961 from his local team Las Palmas.

He was loaned out to Deportivo for a season before returning to Madrid in 1963.

He was first-choice keeper for Los Merengues between 1963 and 1971 -helping them to win the European Cup in 1966 plus six Spanish league titles – before winding down his career back at Las Palmas.

Betancort played twice for Spain in 1965 and was a reserve at the 1966 World Cup finals.

There will be a minute’s silence in his honour before Real’s home game against Levante Sunday.

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