Omar Trujillo, champion with Monarcas Morelia, dies

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MORELIA, Mich., December 1, 2022.- Due to cardiac arrest, the former soccer player from Michoacán and former champion with the extinct Monarcas Morelia franchise, Omar Trujillo Corona, died this Thursday night, at the age of 45, in his native Morelia.

According to sources close to who was also a councilor of the Morelia City Hall, the former defender suffered a heart attack while playing soccer with his friends.

Trujillo made his debut in the summer of 1998 with the red and yellow jersey, where he quickly earned a place in the starting eleven and, of course, the love of the Canarian fans, with whom he celebrated the only title in the history of the Monarchy, in the winter 2000.

Over the years, he took a leading role by assuming the captain’s badge, after the retirement of Darío Franco. Later, in 2009, he was transferred to the ranks of Atlas, after 11 years of defending the red and yellow.

In addition to the Zorros, Trujillo was a member of the UANL Tigres and in the Promotion League, for the Celaya Bulls, where he retired in July 2012.

By hanging up his booties, he entered the world of politics, serving as councilor of the Cabildo de Morelia, in the administration of Raúl Morón Orozco, from 2018 to 2021.

The pride of the Guadalupe neighborhood, participated in the Morelia Municipal Soccer League, serving as manager of Jalisco FC. In addition, before reaching professionalism, he played for the Colonia Guadalupe club. RIP., Captain Trujillo.

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