Former Birmingham City striker Christian Benitez dies
Ecuador international, Christian Benitez, who also played for Birmingham City died on Monday, his club El Jaish have confirmed.
The 27 year-old-striker striker, nicknamed Chucho, had recently signed for Qatari side from Club America but he passed away before making his debut.
El Jaish on their official Twitter account confirmed: “The club sends its condolences to Ecuadorean Christian Benitez, a professional footballer who died this morning.”
The former Birmingham City forward appeared 58 times for Ecuador during his career, scoring 24 goals in the process.