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RIP Christian 'Chucho' Benitez

Posted: Mon 29 Jul 2013
Author: Andy Walker
Christian 'Chucho' Benitez

Christian 'Chucho' Benitez

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Birmingham City Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of former striker Christian 'Chucho' Benitez.

The thoughts of all associated with the football club are with Chucho's family and friends at this very sad time.

Chucho's passing will now be marked at St. Andrew's ahead of Saturday's fixture against Watford.

The Ecuador international was an immensely-popular character during his time at the football club. During a season-long loan from Mexican club Santos Laguna in 2009/10, Chucho made 36 appearances scoring four goals.