Its been a year of “Chucho” Benítez death

A day like today July 29, a year ago Christian “Chucho” Benitez, a striker from Quito, died in Doha, Qatar . His death was unexpected and painful for fans of the Ecuador national team, El Nacional, the Santos Laguna and America of Mexico. “Chucho” left a...

“Chucho’s T-shirt number 11” will return to the World Cup

After that the jersey with the number 11 was removed from the “Tri” as a tribute to striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez after his death, the coach of the Ecuadorian team, Reinaldo Rueda, reported that the number will have to be reused. Rueda says FIFA rules...

Chucho Benitez: One month after his death

One month has pases since  the death of Ecuadorian soccer player Christian “Chucho” Benitez, who passed away in Qatar after a cardiac arrest, just days after arriving to the city to play for his new team, Al Jaish Christian is still considered one of the top scorers...

Emotional farewells to Chucho Benitez

In Quito, thousands of people said goodbye to Chucho Benitez in the chapel at the Rumiñahui General Coliseum and along the way to the  Monteolivo cemetery where his mortal remains rest since yesterday. Similarly, those attending the match between El Nacional and Deportivo Quevedo...

The country says goodbye to Chucho Benitez

The funeral began with a  mass at 12:00 and the subsequent transfer of the body to the cemetery Monteolivo. After the burial of the remains, the club El Nacional, will pay tribute along with the Metropolitan Council of the capital that will give to the relatives of Chucho the...

Chucho Benitez is having its wake in Quito

With songs, cheers and tears, the body of the Ecuadorian striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez, who died last Monday over an alleged cardiac arrest, arrived today from Qatar to the Tababela airport in Quito, at 02:00 am, and the Rumiñahui Colosseum has opened its gates...

Remains of ‘Chucho’ arrived at dawn to Ecuador

Ecuador began this Friday, August 2 with sadness after receiving the remains of the Ecuadorian soccer player Christian ‘Chucho’ Benitez, who came from Qatar, where he died last Monday. The plane in which he arrived stopped in Lisbon (Portugal) and several hours later...

Autopsy of Chucho Benitez in Qatar raises questions in Ecuador

The forensic report of the Al-Ahli Hospital in Doha, Qatar, where Christian “Chucho” Benitez died, reveals a sudden death result of heart failure, but in contrast to the familiar versions of the player and his wife, Liseth Chalá, who claim that “a belated...