Ex-Necaxa forward dies after cancer battle

Mar 16, 2018ESPN staffGetty ImagesFormer Necaxa striker Ezequiel Orozco has died after a battle with lung most cancers, Liga Bancomer confirmed on Friday.”The Mexican footballing family will remember him as a warrior on and off the field and especially for being the great person he was,” the league stated in an announcement.Orozco, 29, got here up by means of the Necaxa youth system and made his skilled debut with the membership in 2009.La LIGA MX/ASCENSO MX lamenta el fallecimiento del futbolista Ezequiel Orozco. pic.twitter.com/V4EX49uN2V— LIGA Bancomer MX (@LIGABancomerMX) March 16, 2018He had spells with Jaguares, Atlante and Altamira earlier than becoming a member of Murcielagos as a free agent in January of 2016.He appeared in his last recreation for the membership on Nov. 11, 2016, simply days after being recognized with most cancers — approaching for one minute as a tribute.Following the prognosis, Mexican soccer got here collectively as plenty of charity matches and giveaways had been organised to lift cash for Orozco’s remedies.In all, Orozco performed 134 matches in his skilled profession, scoring 18 objectives.

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