Gift Ignacio Trelles passed away at 103 years of age due to a heart attack, as reported by Heriberto Murrieta, ESPN commentator., an hour later, Cruz Azul confirmed the news on their social networks.
Blue cross joined the condolences for the death of Nacho Trelles, who as a technician, became an emblem of The Machine to achieve the title during the tournament 1978-1979 and 1979-1980.
The team from the capital pointed out that in consideration of the seriousness of the current situation of pandemic will conduct a funeral service private.
You have to remember that a few months ago the National Lottery For Public Assistance decided to pay tribute to the veteran character, dedicating him a ticket to his image.
“In football, as in life, changes are always made with the intention of improving”, it was one of his famous phrases that he used when he was running in football aztec.
Died don Ignacio Trelles, historical character of mexican soccer. Of a heart attack. Had 103 years of age.
— Heriberto Murrieta (@Beto_Murrieta) March 25, 2020
The career of Ignacio Trelles His career as a footballer began with Necaxa in 1934 and in that same year he was crowned ‘campeonísimo’ to win the league and cup. The next two seasons he also won the tournament league.
Their walk continued in America (1943-46), Monterrey (1946), Vikings of Chicago (1948) and retired in Atlas in 1948 after suffering a fractured tibia and fibula.
In 1950 he made his debut as a coach with the Zacatepec in the Second Division and promoted him the following year. Subsequently happened to the Mars and won its first league in the season 1953-54.
In consideration of the seriousness of the current situation of pandemic will conduct a funeral service private. pic.twitter.com/2rCYhk5x94
— BLUE CROSS (@CruzAzulCD) March 25, 2020
In its second stage with the Zacatepec, in which he won two league titles (1954-55, and 1957-58) led to him being called as an auxiliary of the mexican national football team, then led by Antonio Lóez Hernán, to contest the World cup in Sweden.
As a coach for the Tri attended the World cup Chile 1962 and England 1966 and achieved the first victory of the azteca in a World Cup, against Czechoslovakia 3: 1 the 7 of June of 1962.
In 1976 he took over the reins of the Blue Cross and remained at the front of the bench celestial until 1983, and after having raised two times the league title.
With 1083 matches, it’s the trainer that encounters a sum in the history of the First Division in Mexico.
Is the coach with more league titles in the professional era: Mars (1), Zacatepec (2), Toluca (2), Cruz Azul (2).
Together with Victor Manuel Vucetich are the only two coaches who have been crowned as league champions with four different teams.