The world of Boca Juniors was shaken within hours of the debut in the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup against The Strongest by the news of the death of Alfredo Graciani, former Xeneize player who left a fond memory for all the club’s fans. The death occurred from cardiac arrest, he was 56 years old.
El Murciélago knew how to form a remembered forward with Gabriel Omar Batistuta and Diego Latorre in the early 90’s, who reached the final against Newell’s in 1991, in a contest that finally won the rosarino team. The former striker defended Boca’s jersey in 250 games, scored 83 goals and won two titles with the club: the 89 South American Super Cup and the 90 South American Recopa.
In addition, whoever was known by the nickname of Bishop because of the diagonals he put in, wore the jackets of Racing Club, Deportivo Español, Atlético Tucumán, Argentinos Juniors, FC Lugano from Switzerland and Caracas from Venezuela. His sporting debut, however, was in the Argentine ascent, defending the colors of Atlanta. His good performance at Bohemio led him to Xeneize, where he shared an attack with Jorge Comas.
The news was a shock in Boca since Graciani, although he did not work at the club, was always active, showing the great affection he had for Xeneize. The forward had made a post on his social networks hours before he died of cardiac arrest with the message: “Let’s go Boca Carajo today a new dream begins !!“.