Rodrigo Moreno dedicated his goal against Germany to Santiago Canizares after the death of the former Spain goalkeeper's son.
Canizares said in a social media post on Friday that his young son Santi had lost his battle against cancer.
The 48-year-old represented Spain between 1993 and 2006 and Rodrigo paid tribute after he opened the scoring in a 1-1 draw against the world champions in Dusseldorf.
"I wanted to dedicate the goal to Canizares, to wish him all the best," Rodrigo said.
"We are all with him at this moment."
Rodrigo tucked away a trademark Andres Iniesta throughball to justify his selection in place of Diego Costa as Spain's sole striker.
"We played a great game," Valencia forward Rodrigo added. "We had chances, more clear than them, to take the game.
"I try to do my best for the team on the field, it was a good match at the individual level but also at the collective level."