Real Madrid to observe minute of silence to honour De Felipe

Madrid, April 12 (IANS) In the memory of former Real Madrid defender Pedro De Felipe, who died on Tuesday morning, the capital football club’s management has decided, with UEFA approval, to observe a minute of silence at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium before the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

De Felipe, who died in Madrid at 71, won the European Cup in 1966, five La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey during his successful career with Real Madrid, reports Efe.

The player, born in Madrid in 1944, played a total of 170 games and was one of the most prominent defenders for the Merengues, who dominated Spanish soccer in the 1960s.

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