Wednesday, November 14, 2018
In the early hours of this Wednesday, November 14, former Chilean national champion and Francisco Copa America Francisco Paco Molina Simón, who came to the country in 1939 as a expelled Spaniard and passed a comprehensive career in national football died.
Our football mourns because on Wednesday, November 14, the death of 88 years of the previous national team of Francisco Molina Simon, better known as Paco, was confirmed. Among his scrolls was the 1953 Copa America shooter and champion of Chilean football with Audax Italiano in 1957 and the Universidad Católica in 1961.
"Paco" Molina was born in Suria, Spain, and contributed with his family at the age of nine as part of the political exiles who, as a result of the Spanish Civil War, went to the famous ship Winnipeg. From September 3, 1939, they settled in Valparaíso, where the player had a football start at the club Roberto Parra.
Later he went through Santiago Wanderers, Unión Española, Coquimbo Unido, Audax Italiano and Universidad Católica, and with these last teams he was also champion in 1957 and 1961.
He played with the Chilean team eight games and was part of a team that traveled to Copa América in Peru in 1953, where he was a shooter of the tournament with eight goals.
That same year, 53 'lived the highest point of his career when he hired Atlético de Madrid and, after three years in Spain, decided to return to Chile because the club' colchonero has not fulfilled a clause on the return of his father to the Iberian state.
After retirement, he settled in the city of Antofagasta, where he lived in the last days. As Press football We work together for this historic actor.
Francisco Molina Simón, the Chilean player of our club in the 1950s, died. We want to express our condolences to our family and friends. Rest in peace: //t.co/vPVQPSBAQL
– Atlético de Madrid (@ Atleti) November 14, 2018