On Saturday morning the terrible news reached us that Don Luis Aragonés has passed away at age 75 in a hospital in Madrid.
The news that arguably the most important person in the history of Atlético Madrid has gone has come as a shock. Luis Aragonés made 372 appearances and scored 172 goals as a player of the Rojiblancos, and later returned to coach the club in three stints.
In total El Sabio de Hortaleza (The Wise Man from Hortaleza) won 4 Spanish league titles, 6 Copa del Reys, the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa Intercontinental.
In 2008 he led the Spanish national team to the 2008 European Cup and he’s seen as the man who laid the foundation of Spain’s international success since then.
At AtléticoFans we would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Luis.
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