Former Colombian footballer Ricardo Ciciliano dies of coronavirus

Former soccer player Ricardo Ciciliano, champion of the first division in Colombia and Peru, died this Thursday at age 43 due to complications related to the new coronavirus, the Colombian Football Federation reported.

“Ciciliano, who died due to Covid-19, was part of the Colombia U-17 National Team, champion of the South American in the category played in our country. He was also at the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup Japan,” added the institution in a statement.

Remembered for his powerful shot, the attacking midfielder lifted the Colombian first division trophy with Deportes Tolima in 2003 and with Deportivo Cali two years later.

Through a message on Twitter, the Cali team lamented “the sensitive death” of the ex-footballer, retired since 2012, and remembered him as “a player who left a great mark on Colombian Soccer”, where he played in 11 teams.

He was also part of the payroll that led Juan Aurich to win his first Peruvian top flight title in 2011.

On a continental level, his most outstanding performance came in 2007, when he was a scorer in the Copa Sudamericana, which he played with Millonarios de Colombia.

Former soccer player Ricardo Ciciliano, champion of the first division in Colombia and Peru, died this Thursday at age 43 due to complications related to the new coronavirus, the Colombian Football Federation reported.

“Ciciliano, who died from Covid-19, was part of the Colombia U-17 National Team, champion of the South American in the category played in our country. He was also at the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup Japan,” added the institution in a statement.

Remembered for his powerful shot, the attacking midfielder lifted the Colombian first division trophy with Deportes Tolima in 2003 and with Deportivo Cali two years later.

Through a message on Twitter, the Cali team lamented “the sensitive death” of the ex-footballer, retired since 2012, and remembered him as “a player who left a great mark on Colombian Soccer”, where he played in 11 teams.

He was also part of the payroll that led Juan Aurich to win his first Peruvian top flight title in 2011.

On a continental level, his most outstanding performance came in 2007, when he was a scorer in the Copa Sudamericana, which he played with Millonarios de Colombia.

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