What a week it is turning out to be for Paco Gento. The former Real Madrid player celebrates his 83rd birthday in fine health and during Sunday's Representative Members Assembly, he will named Real Madrid's new Honrary President - a role which has been vacant since Alfredo Di Stéfano passed away in July 2014.
It's an acknowledgement which is fully deserved - Gento has a record and honours list which would be extremely difficult for any player to reach; he is the the only person in possession of six European Cup winners' medals. Gento, always humble and cheerful, told AS last year: "I give thanks to madridismo. If the club members want me to be Honorary President, I'd be delighted”.