Former goalkeeper Miguel Calero dies at 41
Former Colombia goalkeeper Miguel Calero, who played for more
than a decade with Mexican club Pachuca, has died of complications
following a stroke. He was 41.
Pachuca said in a statement that Calero died Tuesday in a Mexico
Calero suffered a stroke and was hospitalized a week ago in
Mexico, where he has lived since playing with Pachuca. Calero
retired as a Pachuca player in 2011 and moved to the bench as the
goalkeeping coach. As a player, he helped the club to four league
titles and the regional Copa Sudamericana.
Calero underwent surgery but was pronounced ”brain dead” on
Monday. Doctors said his condition was irreversible.
”Miguel Calero is at the center of a great era in the history
of Pachuca,” the club said in a statement.
Calero played 50 times for Colombia and was a member of its 1998
World Cup team, the last time Colombia qualified for the event.
Colombian President Juan Manual Santos said his country was
feeling the pain.
”It hurts every Colombian what happened to Miguel Calero,” the
president wrote on his Twitter account. ”Football is in