Alfredo Graciani, the forward who played for Boca Juniors from 1985 to 1992 and was synonymous with a goal in the xeneize attack, died this Wednesday because of a cardiorespiratory arrest.
Nicknamed “Bishop” and “Murcielago”, he was 56 years old and had left great memories in the Boca fans, despite the fact that those were years with more troubles than celebrations. In his seven years at the club could celebrate two titles with obtaining the 1989 Super Cup and the 1990 Recopa.
He played 250 games with the xeneize shirt and scored 83 goals. Among the most shouted and remembered by the xeneizes fans are those who scored River, both in the Monumental and in the Bombera, San Lorenzo in the 1986 Liguilla and for the 1991 Copa Libertadores, Corinthians in Brazil and Colo Colo in Chile, in the remembered semifinal that ended with a pitched battle in Santiago.
Graciani was still very aware of Boca Juniors’ day to day. Two hours before his death, he had published on his Twitter account a post related to Boca’s 2021 Copa Libertadores debut, which tonight will face The Strongest in Bolivia.
“Let’s go Boca Carajo today begins a new dream !!”, expressed Graciani with hearts in blue and yellow.
El Murcielago had played in Atlanta, Deportivo Español and also had a brief stint at Racing. His departure shocked the world of football.
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