A cardiorespiratory arrest has caused the death of Alfredo Graciani. Boca Juniors has lamented the death of a myth from the 80s.

Alfredo Graciani, former forward of Boca JuniorsRacing ClubArgentinos Juniors, and Deportivo Español, among other teams, died this Wednesday at 56 years of a cardiorespiratory arrest.

“Boca Juniors painfully dismisses Alfredo Graciani, forward who marked an era in the 80s with his 250 games, 83 goals, and 2 titles. The club accompanies his family and friends in this sad moment. Goodbye,” published the Boca Juniors on his Twitter account.

‘El Murciélago’ won the 1989 South American Super Cup and the 1990 South American Recopa with Xeneize.

Graciani made his debut for Atlanta in 1981 and also played for Racing Club, Deportivo Español, Atlético Tucumán, and Lugano of Switzerland, and retired in 1998 at Caracas of Venezuela 

Hours before his death, the former striker had celebrated through his Twitter account that Boca Juniors made their debut in the 2021 Copa Libertadores tonight. “Come on Boca, damn it. A new dream begins today,” Graciani wrote.

The president of Xeneize, Jorge Amor Ameal, said through his Twitter account that “Graciani marked a whole generation of Boca fans with his unforgettable goals and runs.” “This early farewell hurts us all, but have no doubt that it will be eternal in our memory. We embrace his family and friends,” he added. 

 

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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