Barcelona and Spain legend, Luis Suárez Miramontes, has passed away aged 88.
Luisito, as he was fondly called, died on Sunday, July 9, 2023.
The former Inter Milan midfielder is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish footballers of all-time.
He is also the only Spanish male Ballon d’Or winner.
Inter Milan mourned their former star and manager in a statement released via the club website on Sunday morning.
The statement partly read: “Saying goodbye to Luisito leaves us with a deep melancholy: the nostalgia of his perfect and inimitable football, which in fact inspired generations, joins the memory of a unique footballer and a great, great Inter player.”
FC Barcelona also mourned the legend in a tweet.
Barca wrote, “Football legend. Barça legend.
253 games 141 goals 2x La Liga (1958/59, 1959/60) 2x Copa de España (1956/57, 1958/59) 2x Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1957/58, 1959/60) 1x Ballon d’Or (1960) We will really miss you. Rest in peace, Luis Suárez Miramontes.”