Real Madrid has mourned the death of Barcelona legend Francesc Rodríguez ‘Rodri’. He was a defender during his playing days before becoming a coach.
Rodríguez played 236 games for the Barça first team between 1958 and 1966 winning the Fairs Cup in 1960 and 1966, two league titles in 1959 and 1960 and two Copas in 1959 and 1963. He later became part of the coaching staff at the Club.
He also represented the Spanish National team four times.
Real Madrid released an official statement on their website to mourn the death of Barcelona legend Francesc Rodríguez ‘Rodri’.
“Real Madrid C. F., its president and board of directors are deeply saddened by the passing of FC Barcelona legend Francesc Rodríguez ‘Rodri’, who represented the Catalan club between 1958 and 1966,” the club stated.
“Rodri lifted two Fairs Cups, and two league titles and Spanish Cups a piece. He was capped four times by Spain.
“Real Madrid wishes to express its condolences and sympathy to his family members and loved ones, teammates, his club and all of the Barcelona supporters.
“Rodri passed away at the age of 88. May he rest in peace.”