The world of soccer in Chile is in mourning after this morning the death of former Argentine goalkeeper Nicolás Villamil.
According to the site you know.cl, the “Loco” he lost his life at age 56 after suffering a fatal heart attack at the Tomé hospital.
Nicolás Villamil was in the process of recovery after in June he was found at his home in Concepción with obvious signs of decompensation due to diabetes.
In fact, He had already lost one leg and was on the verge of amputation of the other limb. In addition, he suffered from depression. It was in this context that the Argentine died this morning.
The story of Nicolás Villamil
El “Loco” Villamil came to Chilean football to reinforce the University of Chile in 1987, from Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata.
There he began to make his nickname notice, both for his loquacious statements as well as his particular way of stopping penalties, turning his back to the performer.
Deportes Concepción marked the sporting course of Nicolás Villamil, because there he became an idol after three periods at the club and an outstanding participation in the lilac campaign of the Copa Libertadores in 1991. He also played in other national clubs such as Fernández Vial, Everton and Ñublense.
Already retired, he returned to the forefront of the news in 2016 after being “founded” by the program “In his own trap” on Channel 13, where he was accused of misappropriation and leaving millionaire debts in houses.