The Eagles of America and the Mexican National Team, again, are in mourning. In the last hours, the unfortunate death of Antonio de la Torre Villalpando, a former professional soccer player who left this world at 63 years of age and who had pleasant participation in Mexican football, was confirmed, highlighting what has been done both in the Americanist team and in the tricolor combined.
The capital squad said goodbye to him through a sensitive statement from his Twitter account, which has just over 4.2 million followers. In this, the Coapa team sent a sensitive hug to the closest family of the former athlete while remembering the stages and achievements that he achieved as a club footballer, with which he won three titles during his time in the ’70s.
“Club América mourns the death of our former player: Antonio de la Torre Villalpando, champion of the League, CONCACAF, and the Inter-American Cup in the decade of the 70’s. We express our deepest condolences and join the pain that overwhelms his family and friends. RIP ”, wrote the Americanista group in the most recent hours.
El Club América lamenta el fallecimiento de nuestro ex jugador:
Antonio de la Torre Villalpando
Campeón de Liga, CONCACAF y Copa Interamericana en los años 70.
Nuestro más sentido pésame a sus familiares y amigos.
— Club América (@ClubAmerica) August 2, 2021
It is worth noting that Antonio de la Torre Villalpando was a footballer who was made in the quarry of the UNAM Pumas, a team with which he debuted and in which he achieved great performances until America took his services. With the azulcremas, de la Torre became a regular starter and managed to make history by winning a national title, a Concacaf Cup, and an Inter-American Cup throughout the eight years he was there.
Sometime later, he tried his luck in soccer in the United States to later return to Mexico with Puebla, an institution that he arrived at in mid-1982 and with which he achieved the first championship in the club’s history, as well as the second. in his personal record. Internationally, de la Torre was part of the squad that played the 1978 World Cup and also played a total of 44 matches with the tricolor team.