The deceased played for Real Madrid from 1968 to 1986, winning the Spanish championship eight times and also securing the UEFA Cup twice. He participated in the World Cups in 1978 and 1982.
Real Madrid, its president, and board deeply mourn the death of Miguel Ángel González, one of the greatest goalkeepers in our history, a legend of Real Madrid and Spanish football. The club wishes to express condolences and sympathy to his wife María del Pilar, his son Miguel Ángel, grandchildren Daniela and Mauro, his family, teammates, and all those close to him – as stated in the club’s official statement.
He won eight Spanish championship titles, two UEFA Cups, and five Copa del Rey trophies. He played 18 matches for the national team between 1975 and 1982.
He was the starting goalkeeper during the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, and in the 1982 World Cup in Spain, he served as a backup to Luis Arconada. From 2022, he suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).