Thursday, October 27, 2022
Christian Benitez was part of the Eagles of America between 2011-2013. It was an important piece for obtaining the title of the Closing Tournament 2013 versus Blue Cross. After that championship he left the institution to sign with the Jaish Sports Club of Saudi Arabiawhere a month later he lost his life.
Thanks to his good performances with the azulcrema squad, the Ecuadorian earned the love and respect of the fans. Derived from empathy with the institution, “Chucho” Benitez enrolled his son in Basic forcescurrently belonging to the U-15 category.
During a match between the Águilas del América and Cruz Azul of that category, the son of the former Santos Laguna player scored a great goal, but he did not do it to any goalkeeper, but to the son of José de Jesús Corona.
This goal made us remember the times in which Christian and ‘Chuy’ faced each other, highlighting that one-on-one in the final minutes of the 2013 Closing Tournament Final, where the gold medalist with the Mexican team in the London 2012 Olympics won the game.