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Sagittarius from Copa America from 1949 died "PrensaFutbol

Wednesday November 14, 2018


In the early hours of Wednesday, November 14, former Chilean national and American archer Copa America Francisco Francisco Paco Molina Simon, who arrived in the country as an exiled Spaniard in 1939, has made an extensive career in the national football.

Our football is sad, because on Wednesday, November 14, the death of 88-year-old Francisco Molina Simon, better known as Paco, confirmed the death. Among his scrolls was a shooter from Copao America in 1953 and a champion of football chile with Audak Italian in 1957 and Universidad Catolica in 1961.

& # 39; Paco & # 39; Molina was born in Suria, Spain, and arrived with her family for nine years as part of a political exile that went to the famous Vinipeg ship for the Spanish civil war. From September 3, 1939, they settled in Valparaiso, where the player had his origins in football at the club Roberto Parra.

Later he had steps through Santiago Vanderers, Union Espanola, Cokuimbo Unido, Audak Italiano and Universidad Catolica, with these last teams he was champion in 1957 and 1961.

He played with the Chilean team for eight games and was part of a team that departed for the Copa America in 1953 in Peru, where he was a scorer of the tournament with eight goals.

That same year, 53 'lived the highest point of his career, when he was hired by Atletico de Madrid, and after three years in Spain, he decided to return to Chile, as the club' colchonero "did not fulfill the requirement to repatriate his father to the Iberian country.

After retirement he settled in the city of Antofagasta, where he lived in the last days. As Press football We join in condolence for this historic player.

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