On September 17, Colombian football received harsh news that left thousands of fans dismayed, Ricardo Ciciliano died at 43 after losing the fight against pneumonia, fans remember the glorious moments that the player had with some clubs in the country, in addition to lifting the league cup with Tolima in 2003, and with Cali in 2005, Ciciliano is remembered by the fans of millionaires when he arrived in 2006 and began to conquer the blue hearts with goals.
The player participated with the ambassadors in the 2007 South American Cup where he had a great performance and stood out by being the top scorer of the tournament with six scores; It was also considered that year as the key card that led the team to the semifinals, unfortunately it was not enough to lift the Cup that year because Millonarios fell against America from Mexico.
But without a doubt the moment that will remain forever in the minds of the ambassador fans was on November 19, 2006, the first date of the final home run was played in group B, the powerful of the mountain Independiente Medellín visited Millonarios in the Nemesio Camacho el Campin.
The second half of the game was passing, the scoreboard went 1-0 in favor of the blue team, Juan Carlos Henao goalkeeper of millionaires had discomfort due to some cramps and decided to retire, on the 37th minute the second goalkeeper José Fernando Cuadrado was expelled from the field after cause a penalty. As a rule, a player had to save, and it was where Ricardo Ciciliano entered the portico.
There were only five minutes left to finish the game, the player from Medellín Jaime Castrillón fires the shot to his left side and, incredibly, Ciciliano flew as if he had a pair of wings behind his back and cut off the rifle of the paisa kicker, remaining as a great and saving the victory of his team that night, without a doubt a player who will be remembered for his goals and that save.
Source: THE HERALD
Journalist: Jaime Steven Carreño