There is mourning in Colombian football: The ex-footballer Ricardo Cicliano died after being hospitalized for several days in the La Asunción Clinic in Barranquilla, due to pneumonia.
Several former companions of their journeys as an athlete shared images on their social networks, sending messages of encouragement to the family of the man who was active in Tolima Sports, Millionaires, Junior, Deportivo Cali, among others.
The born in Soledad 43 years ago he had been hospitalized, in principle, for more than 20 days during the month of August due to respiratory problems. His death occurs before a relapse that worsened as the days passed after being hospitalized since last Monday, August 31.
As a footballer, Ciciliano played Colombian professional soccer for 19 years in various clubs, winning the league with Tolima in 2003 and with Cali in 2005. Juan Aurich was his only destination in foreign football, a team with which he was crowned champion in 2011.
One of the most important moments of his career was lived in Millonarios, where he was not champion, but reached the semifinals of South American Cup in 2007 being the top scorer of the tournament (6 goals) and in an unusual situation he saved a penalty in a league match against Jaime Castrillón, steering wheel of the DIM.
He was part of the Colombian National Team in lower divisions and another curious fact that left his career was that he scored the fastest goal in the history of Deportes Tolima, celebrating in 20 seconds in a duel against América.
From Habla Deportes we send a voice of condolence to the family of this enormous player.