He was a lethal attacker in his playing days for Spain, Barcelona and a handful of other clubs he turned out for but Quini is now no more having lost his life via a heart attack at the age of 68.

Quini spent the majority of his career with Sporting Gijon, who he represented prolifically either side of his 1980 to 1984 stint with Barca.

He won the Pichichi trophy for being the top scorer in LaLiga five times and remains eighth on the all-time list in Spain's top flight thanks to 219 goals across 448 appearances.

Quini represented Spain at the 1978 and 1982 World Cups, along with the 1980 European Championship.

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His honours at Barca included Copa del Rey triumphs in 1980-81 and 1982-83 – scoring twice against his beloved Sporting in the former final – and the 1981-82 Cup Winners' Cup.

Tributes have been pouring in for the late striker with several players pouring out their hearts on social media.

Barca captain Andres Iniesta tweeted: "We'll miss you brujo. RIP. My condolences to family and friends.

David Silva, Barcelona and Sporting Gijon have all spared a thought for the late striker. RIP!

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