Leonel tearfully said goodbye to his great friend “Tanque” Campos

“Center of Leonel, goal of the ‘Tank’ Campos”. A phrase that says a lot about the relationship that both idols and referents of the University of Chile had on and off the pitch.

For that reason, it was obvious that Sánchez would go to fire his friend, despite all the complications and safeguards that he must have at the moment he is living.

Very early he arrived at the commune of Ñuñoa, where with other former blue and World Cup teammates from 1962 they gave him the last goodbye.

Although the most exciting moment came when Leonel approached the coffin of the “Tank” to say a few words and tearfully kiss him on their last play together.

“I am very sorry because I grew up with him in ‘U’. We arrived when we were 11 years old. Here we are firing him because unfortunately he left us ”, commented a sad Leonel to The fourth.

Of course, he also remembered when he pulled his ears for not taking much care of his health. “I told him that when you reach an age you have to take proper care of yourself and that if you continued like this at any moment something strong could take you away. But hey, we are here to accompany him ”, he stated.

On the other hand, those close to Campos thanked everyone. “As a family we have not been oblivious to the immense affection of the people. It is impossible not to thank all the love for our father and we are happy ”, said Cristián Campos, the goalscorer’s son.


On behalf of Azul Azul they are preparing tributes for the Ballet idol in the duel this Sunday against Santiago Wanderers.

From the beginning they had agreed to wear a black armband, in addition to Walter Montillo wearing a special genet as captain. There will also be canvases, videos and a minute of silence in memory of the top scorer in the history of the “U”.

Of course, they took the issue seriously, because they raised the request before the ANFP to be able to change the usual color of their shirt for a black one, as a sign of mourning.


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