Mexican soccer dresses in mourning. Former soccer player and technical director, Tomás Boy Espinoza, lost his life at the age of 70 after being hospitalized in an emergency in Acapulco, Guerrero, after suffering pulmonary thromboembolism.
World Cup player in Mexico 1986, he was without a team since in May 2021 he finished his stage as a strategist for Mazatlán FC.
His career as a technical director began in 1988 when he directed the San José Earthquakes, then he went on to coach various teams such as Tampico Madero, Querétaro, Veracruz, Monarcas Morelia, Monterrey, Puebla, Atlas, Cruz Azul, and Chivas.
Nicknamed “El Jefe”, he built a successful career as a soccer player and later, very controversially, as a coach of the now called Liga MX.
He was born in Mexico City on June 28, 1951, and his debut came in 1972.
He saw his first minutes in the first division of Mexico with Atlético Español, later he arrived at Atlético Potosino in 1974, and a year later (1975), he was hired by the Tigres, where the rest is history. With the felines, he was for a long time the club’s top scorer (104), a figure that was recently surpassed by Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac.
His retirement came in 1988 when after leaving the UANL team he went to the San Jose Earthquakes in what was then called the Western Soccer Alliance.
And his coaching career began right there, with the Earthquakes that same year.
Already with some experience on the bench, Boy Espinoza arrived in Mexico and was in charge of teams such as Tampico Madero, Querétaro, Veracruz, Monarcas, Monterrey, Puebla, Atlas, Cruz Azul, Chivas and the last, in 2021, Mazatlán FC .
Tomás Boy in the Mexican National Team. His good style of play, added to his goals, led him to be part of the Mexican soccer team, where he scored nine goals in 52 games.
Boy Espinoza’s character helped him to be the captain of the Tricolor in the World Cup in Mexico 86.
Tomas Boy’s Cause Of Death
The cause of death was pulmonary thromboembolism.
According to reports, the sports analyst also presented discomfort that caused his sudden hospitalization in the port of Acapulco in the state of Guerrero.
Immediately after Tomás Boy’s hospitalization was reported, José Ramón Fernández, a journalist at ESPN, confirmed that the former professional soccer player suffered a pulmonary thrombosis.