RIP Christian Benitez, Chucho Dies: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:12:42 pm EDT, July 29, 2013| Updated:12:57 pm EDT, July 29, 2013|
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Popular Ecuadorian footballer Christian Benitez has died suddenly at the young age of 27. Read on for our 5 Fast Facts on Benitez, his career, and how this tragedy happened.


1. His Teammates Called Him Chucho

Christian Benitez, aka Chucho, was reportedly a very popular player, both on and off the field. He was extremely loved by his teammates, who referred to him as Chucho. In addition, he was the son of the famous Ermen Benitez, another one of Ecuador's players.

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2. It Was Reported that Benitez Died in a Car Accident

Apparently, after a car crash in Qatar, the sports icon has passed away.


3. Chucho Actually Died of Cardiac Arrest

Complications after the car accident are said to have led to cardiac arrest.


4. Fans Are Devastated For His Family

RIP, R.I.P., Christian Benitez, Teammates, Ecuador, Birmingham, Striker, Football, Mexican, Ermen Benitez, Chucho, Dies, Car Accident, Heart Attack, Cardio Arrest, Death, Family, 27

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5. Birmingham Striker Christian Benitez Has Had an Amazing Career

According to BBC Sport:

Benitez, who won 58 caps for his country, played in El Jaish's 2-0 win over Qatar Sports Club on Sunday.

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