The recognized ex-footballer of Millonarios, Cali and Junior, Ricardo Ciciliano, lost his life at 43 years of life in the city of Barranquilla.
The athlete had a couple of weeks ago an unfavorable condition of pneumonia and was had ruled out COVID-19.
Although the athlete was in good health, a severe flu triggered pneumonia, which was complicated to the point of entering an induced coma and having to breathe through intubation.
However, although in the previous days the body of the ex-athlete showed recovery rates, apparently, it was not enough.
In the afternoon hours of this Thursday, September 17, the death of the footballer was publicly reported, who had more than 500 games played.
In this number of games, the footballer managed to accumulate a large number of goals that allowed him, among others, to win championships with Deportes Tolima and Deportivo Cali.
“Cici”, played professionally for more than 20 years in which he had the opportunity to go through 8 national clubs and had an international experience in Peruvian football.
Ricardo Ciciliano managed to enchant with his magic on his feet
His talent as a creative midfielder was widely desired in Colombian soccer, his friends and former clubs where he participated, did not save praise on this sad day.
“A very big loss for Colombian soccer”, “Experience, quality and good person that will now be enjoyed in heaven”, “In my prayers all his family, we will miss him”, “I wanted to see Cici direct, now that they enjoy it in heaven “,” God will take care of him in heaven. “
The news was widely shared in Colombia where it has managed to astonish the fans, since the footballer was one of the most remembered in national football.