THE BALL – The former captain of Mexico died during the 1986 World Cup (Mexico)

Former midfielder and soccer coach Tomás Boy, who captained the Mexican national team at the 1986 World Cup, has died aged 70 from a pulmonary embolism.

“The Mexican Football Federation regrets the death of Tomás Boy Espinosa. Former Mexico national team player and legend of Mexican football.

He distinguished himself at the Tigres, where he played between 1975 and 1988, becoming the club’s top scorer (104 goals), only beaten, in 2019, by Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac.

He captained the Mexican team which, alongside then-sportswoman Negrete, reached the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup hosted by the Central American country, and fell on penalties against Germany (4-1, after 0-0 in extra time)

After finishing his football career, he coached several clubs in Mexico, such as Atlas, Monterrey, Cruz Azul and Guadalajara.

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