Alejandro Trujillo is confirmed dead at the age of 67.
Alejandro was best known as a Chilean footballer.
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Alejandro Trujillo
Personal information
Full nameAlejandro Magno Trujillo Obreke
Date of birth(1952-03-26)26 March 1952
Place of birthEstaci贸n Central, Santiago, Chile
Date of deathJanuary 6, 2020(2020-01-06) (aged 67)
Place of deathSantiago, Chile[1]
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing positionForward / Midfielder
Youth career
Universidad Cat贸lica
Uni贸n Espa帽ola
Senior career*
1970鈥1972Uni贸n Espa帽ola42(7)
1975鈥1976Uni贸n Espa帽ola36(13)
1977鈥1978Audax Italiano32(3)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Alejandro Magno Trujillo Obreke (March 26, 1952鈥揓anuary 6, 2020) was a Chilean professional footballer who played mainly as a forward for Uni贸n Espa帽ola, O'Higgins and Audax Italiano during the 1970s. He also earned three caps for the Chile national team. In 1999, he was voted to the O'Higgins Team of the Century by fans of the club.
Nicknamed El Turco ("The Turk") for his appearance, he passed away on January 6, 2020 at the age of 67.
1 Early years
2 Club career
3 International career
4 Honours
4.1 Club
4.2 Individual
5 References
6 External links
Early years
Trujillo grew up playing street football in the barrios of Estaci贸n Central. He eventually joined the youth ranks of Universidad Cat贸lica, spending a short time with them before joining the Uni贸n Espa帽ola academy when he moved to Conchal铆 with his family.
Club career
Trujillo made his professional debut with Uni贸n Espa帽ola in 1970, at the age of 17. After disagreements with head coach N茅stor Isella over his maturity that resulted in his benching, he made the move to O'Higgins in 1973, where he made an immediate impact. In his first season with the team, he scored 16 goals, finishing as the league's fifth-leading goalscorer as O'Higgins finished in fourth place. He scored 14 league goals the following year (and 24 overall), cementing himself as one of the country's most talented young forwards.
He then returned to Uni贸n Espa帽ola in 1975, winning the league title that year. They also finished as runner-ups in the 1975 Copa Libertadores. He scored seven goals in the tournament, including the game-tying goal against Universitario in the second round that sent his team to the finals, where they lost to Argentine champs Independiente.
International career
He made his international debut during a 2鈥0 friendly loss to Mexico in Santiago on August 16, 1972. He made two further appearances for Chile during the 1974 Copa Carlos Dittbor, the name given to the home-and-away series between Chile and Argentina that was played in the 1960s and 1970s.
Uni贸n Espa帽ola
Chilean Primera Divisi贸n (1): 1975
O'Higgins Team of the Century: 1999
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