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Wednesday, November 14, 2018


In the early hours of Wednesday, November 14, the former Chilean king and 1953 American top scorer, Francisco Paco Molina Simon, died, and arrived in Palestine in 1939 as a Spanish expatriate and made a comprehensive career in football.

Our football is in mourning, as it is Wednesday, November 14 confirmed the death in 88 years of the former team Francisco Molina Simon, better known as Paco. Among his scrolls he was the top scorer of 1953 Freezes America and the Chilean soccer champion with Audax Italiano in 1957 and Universidad Católica in 1961.

"Paco Molina was born in Syria, Spain, and arrived at the age of nine with his family as part of the political exiles who sailed to the famous ship Winnipeg following the Spanish Civil War, and on September 3, 1939, they settled in Valparaíso, where the player had his beginnings in football at the club Roberto Parra.

Later he had steps through the Santiago Wanderers, Española Union, Coquimbo Unido, Audax Italiano and Universidad Católica, with these two last teams he was champion in 1957 and 1961 respectively.

With the Chilean team played eight games and was part of the team who traveled to America America in 1953 in Peru, where he was the top scorer of the tournament with eight goals.

In that year 53 lived the highest point in his career when he was hired by Atlético of Madrid and after three years in Spain decided to return to Chile, as a club, Colchonero did not fulfill the clause to return his father to the land of the ether.

After his retirement he settled in Antopagasta, where he lived his last days. about Click Football We join in condolences for this historic player.

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