Former Barcelona Striker Castro Passed Away At 68


Former Barcelona player and Spanish five-time top scorer Enrique Castro has died on Tuesday aged 68.

He died in Gijon after suffering a heart attack.

Castro, nicknamed ‘Quini’, bagged 54 league goals in 100 games for Barca and won two Copa del Rey cups (1981, 1983).

“Enrique Castro ‘Quini’ dies (1949-2018), player and legend of our Club. The Camp Nou will never forget your legacy, RIP,” Barcelona said in a statement.

Castro also spent two spells at Sporting Gijon, the first of which spanned 12 years.

“Quini has left us, Rest In Peace our myth,” a statement from Sporting read.

He also won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1982).

Castro played at the World Cup in 1978 and 1982, and the European Championship in 1980.

He scored eight goals in 35 appearances for the national side.

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