Shock in Ecuador over death of former soccer player Dannes Coronel

Shock in Ecuador over death of former soccer player Dannes Coronel

Shock in Ecuador over death of former soccer player Dannes Coronel

The Ecuadorian ex-soccer player Dannes Coronel, who obtained two titles with the Emelec and wore the national team jersey, died of a heart attackfamily members reported.

“Dannes had health complications at home and died on the way to a medical center,” Specified sources from his family in the town of Naranjal, near Guayaquil, where he lived.

His friends also lamented the death of the 47-year-old former soccer player, who after his retirement from the courts in 2005, he dedicated himself to commercial and agricultural work on a farm he owned in the Naranjal canton.

‘El Patucho’ Coronel, as the quick and forceful right-back was also told, had a great soccer career in clubs like Emelec, with whom he proclaimed himself champion in 1993 and 1994.

Also active in Barcelona, ​​Emelec’s eternal rival, in El Nacional in the Ecuadorian capital, Deportivo Cuenca and Macará.

Colonel always showed his affinity for Emelec, with whom he debuted in 1990, and it was there when he was observed by the Montenegrin coach Dusan Draskovic, who led him to the selection in which he was considered for some time “immovable piece”, by the press specialized.

“Hopefully soon a right defender will appear for Emelec with such desire, spark, momentum and dedication due to the team’s colors, that together with his teammates he has the predisposition to always go out to suffocate the rival and worry about being colorful in the team game” , Colonel highlighted in one of the last interviews granted.

With the Ecuador shirt, ‘el Patucho’ played 27 games and his debut with the national team occurred in 1992, during a friendly against Guatemala.

Coronel’s death was added to that of his teammate, the goalkeeper and prefect of the Guayas province, Carlos Luis Morales, who died on June 22, also from cardiac arrest, at the age of 55.

Morales’ death shocked the local soccer scene, as he was an idol with Barcelona, ​​the most popular team in Ecuador.

Coronel and Morales were part of the generation of footballers who, along with Draskovic, gave a determined impulse to direct Ecuadorian football to the first classification to an absolute World Cup, that of South Korea and Japan in 2002.


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