Thousands of Estudiantes de La Plata fans accompanied Alejandro Sabella’s funeral procession this Thursday, former player and former coach of the club, who died this Tuesday at the age of 66.
The remains of the world runner-up coach with Argentina in 2014 were veiled for two days in the facilities that the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has in the province of Buenos Aires and several family members, colleagues and players he directed, such as Javier Mascherano, were They approached to see him off.
The funeral procession left this Thursday for a private cemetery and as it passed in front of the Estudiantes de La Plata stadium it was received by thousands of Pincha fans.
“We will not have enough words or days to thank you for everything you left us, Alejandro. The Estudiantes de La Plata family will remember you forever. Goodbye, Professor!”, published the club, which shared a video of the massive farewell.
🇦🇹 The Student Family of La Plata will remember you forever ❤
Goodbye Professor! ✊ pic.twitter.com/z2HVvhO44P
– Students from La Plata (@EdelpOficial) December 10, 2020
The fans sang, applauded and chanted the surname of the champion coach of the Copa Libertadores in 2009 and the Argentine League in 2010.
Sabella, coach of the Argentine National Team runner-up in the world in Brazil 2014, died this Tuesday at the age of 66 after spending thirteen days at the Cardiovascular Institute of Buenos Aires (ICBA).
“He suffers from dilated heart disease secondary to coronary heart disease and cardiotoxicity, having been admitted to our institution on November 25, 2020, with cardiogenic shock and previous infection”, said the ICBA on December 1 through a medical report.
Sabella left the Albiceleste in 2014 and did not direct again, suffering from cancer and various health problems.
As a footballer, Pachorra played for River Plate, Estudiantes de La Plata, Ferro, the English Sheffield United and Leeds United, the Brazilian Gremio and the Mexican Irapuato.
Before starting his career as a coach (in 2009) he was assistant coach of Daniel Passarella in the Argentine National Team from 1994 to 1998 (he was in the 1998 World Cup in France), in the Uruguayan National Team and in the Parma, Monterrey, Corinthians and River teams. Plate.