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Full name  Gregorio Benito Rubio
Name  Gregorio Benito
1963–1966  Real Madrid
Role  Footballer

Years  Team
Height  1.75 m
1966–1982  Real Madrid
Playing position  Defender
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Date of birth  (1946-10-31) 31 October 1946 (age 69)
Place of birth  Puente del Arzobispo, Spain
Similar People  Manuel Velazquez, Isidoro San Jose, Pirri, Mariano Garcia Remon, Amancio Amaro

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Gregorio "Goyo" Benito Rubio (born 31 October 1946 in El Puente del Arzobispo, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

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Club career

After practicing track and field in his early teens, inclusively being national javelin throw champion at school level, Benito signed for La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid in the 1963 summer, aged nearly 17. After two years on loan to neighbouring Rayo Vallecano, in Segunda División (his second being cut short as he was called for military service in Sidi Ifni), he returned to his main club, remaining there for the following 14 seasons and winning six leagues and five Spanish Cups.

In 1982, after just 16 league appearances in his last two seasons combined, Benito retired from football at the age of 35. He amassed Real Madrid official totals of 420 games and three goals; for his services to the club, he was only one of two players to have the Laureada being bestowed upon him by president Santiago Bernabéu – the other being Pirri.

International career

Benito earned 22 caps for Spain, during roughly seven years. His debut was on 9 May 1971 in a 2–0 away win against Cyprus for the UEFA Euro 1972 qualifiers, but he would never take part in any major international tournament, as the national team failed to qualify for any during that timeframe.

Additionally, Benito represented the nation at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, playing in all the matches for the eventual quarter-finalists.

Honours

Real Madrid
  • La Liga: 1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80
  • Copa del Rey: 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1981–82
  • European Cup: Runner-up 1980–81
  • References

    Gregorio Benito Wikipedia


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