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Barcelona honour Antoni Ramallets

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The funeral of former Barcelona goalkeeper Antoni Ramallets’s will be held at the church in Sant Joan de Mediona on Thursday at 11am. 

The Catalan club announced f death at the age of 89 on Tuesday.   

The former keeper, who won 35 caps for his country and played at the 1950 World Cup, played for Barca between 1946 and 1961 and won six Primera Division titles, five Spanish Cups and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups. 

He was also a five-time winner of the Zamora trophy, which was awarded to the goalkeeper with the lowest goals-to-games ratio in La Liga. 

Lechia Gdansk and Barcelona observed a minute's silence in memory of the former player before their match yesterday. The Barca players also donned black armbands for the game. 

A statement on the club's official website read: "He was admired by generations of Cules – a type of Barcelona supporter – and he’s always been a leader to our player. 

"In these moments of grief, I want to express my condolences to his family for their loss and send them all of our support." 

Current Barca keeper Victor Valdes tweeted: “My condolences to the family of my friend Antonio Ramallets. He will be forever in my heart…”

 

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