Christian "Chucho" Benitez Dedication Thread

Discussion in 'Ecuador' started by kromekote, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. damnecuadorian

    Mar 11, 2007
    SF & NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ecuador
    Tomorrow is the first day of the Premier League season, and it reminds me of my fondest memory of Chucho. Four years ago he made his EPL debut coming on as a second-half sub at Old Trafford. He dribbled past many United players and came very close to scoring (like always! haha) and he wowed the home fans. It was Antonio Valencia's first EPL match in a United shirt as well, but I found myself unable to take my camera lens off Chucho on that day. Here I'd like to share with you guys every picture I took of Chucho.

    http://imgur.com/a/wwcU7#28
     
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  2. Manolo

    Manolo Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 14, 1997
    Queens, NY
    Awesome gallery. I remember that match well. If Chucho had scored on that one where he dribbled Wes Brown and was saved by Ben Foster...it would have made a huge impact on his prospects in the league. Instead he continued for Birmingham as a super-sub for several matches until he started getting a good run of games around the middle of the season.
     
  3. Primitive Ways

    Primitive Ways Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Florida
    Club:
    Barcelona Guayaquil
    Nat'l Team:
    Ecuador
    I remember when you posted the pics. It's been 4 years already?
     
  4. ceejay187

    ceejay187 Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    New Jersey
    Club:
    Liga de Quito
    Nat'l Team:
    Ecuador
    QEPD Chucho.....
     
  5. Primitive Ways

    Primitive Ways Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Florida
    Club:
    Barcelona Guayaquil
    Nat'l Team:
    Ecuador
  6. Manolo

    Manolo Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 14, 1997
    Queens, NY
  7. Primitive Ways

    Primitive Ways Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Florida
    Club:
    Barcelona Guayaquil
    Nat'l Team:
    Ecuador
  8. LDU4ever

    LDU4ever Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Gainesville, FL
    Club:
    Liga de Quito
    Nat'l Team:
    Ecuador
    There wasn't a lot of coverage surrounding Benitez, but the controversy didn't really subside at all. A few small articles here and there, but nothing to note the magnitude of what we felt last year. It appears the FEF and others haven't met the promises that were passed to relatives. I sincerely hope this isn't the case. QEPD, Chucho.
     
  9. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Yes--I heard they haven't paid back the costs to transport him back to Ecuador to be buried. Is this true?
     
  10. Primitive Ways

    Primitive Ways Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Florida
    Club:
    Barcelona Guayaquil
    Nat'l Team:
    Ecuador
    I saw him on tv today while he was at Birmingham.
     

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