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Casillas, Ramos, Arbeloa pay tribute to Agustín Herrerín

Moments after it was announced that the iconic, long-serving delegate Agustín Herrerín had passed away, Madrid players past and present paid their respects.

Casillas, Ramos, Arbeloa pay tribute to Agustín Herrerín

There was some sad news at Real Madrid today as it was confirmed that long-serving delegate Agustín Herrerín, the Bernabéu stadium's 'guardian' for 18 seasons, had passed away aged 86. Herrerín held several positions during 50 years of service at Real Madrid and was a favourite with many players. Moments after the news broke, many players past and present took to social media to express their sadness.

Agustín Herrerín and Cristiano Ronaldo
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Agustín Herrerín and Cristiano RonaldoJesús RubioDIARIO AS

Real Madrid stars remember Herrerín

Sergio Ramos wrote: "We've lost a dear friend and a model professional - a delegate who set an example for others to follow and always with a smile. A great madridista has left us. RIP.

Iker Casillas was always close to Herrerín since he joined the club as a boy. He paid tribute on his Twitter account: "Today is a very sad day for all of us who appreciated Agustín Herrerín 'Rosy cheeks' as we used to affectionately call him (El Colorao). A great person, great madridista and great friend! My condolences to his family. RIP

Club ambassador Álvaro Arbeloa added: "Today, our beloved Agustín Herrerín - a great madridista and a fabulous person who we, the players, were very fond of and hold a special affection for. My deepest condolences to his wonderful family. You were always one of us and will continue to be so. Rest in Peace.

Karim Benzema wrote: "A unique, one-off madridista. Thank you for all the affection you always showed all of us. So long Agustín!

Sergio Ramos and Herrerín.
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Sergio Ramos and Herrerín.JAVIER GANDULDIARIO AS

Funeral service

This evening club representatives including Florentino Pérez and Zinedine Zidane attended a memorial service for Herrerín


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