Mourning in Argentine soccer: Javier Yacuzzi died

Javier Yacuzzi, former left-back for Arsenal, Defensa y Justicia and Rosario Central, among other teams, died this Monday at the age of 43, the Sarandí entity confirmed on its social networks. The former soccer player was working in Mexico, as Mauro Gerk’s field assistant in Querétaro. Although details about the cause of his death have not yet been released, Yacuzzi had contracted a virus in recent days that complicated his state of health.

“Arsenal Fútbol Club deeply regrets the death of Javier Yacuzzi, champion of the 2007 Copa Sudamericana and 2008 Suruga Bank. We send our condolences to his family and loved ones,” the Sarandí club published on its social networks to confirm the sad news.

Born in San Nicolás, Yacuzzi made his debut in Platense and without affirming himself played in different promotion clubs until he ended up at Arsenal in 2005, from Tiro Federal de Rosario. In the Viaducto club he had outstanding performances that made him a benchmark and an important protagonist in obtaining the Copa Sudamericana in 2007.

Then he was transferred to Xolos de Tijuana and returned to the country to play for Huracán, Central and Defensa y Justicia, a team with which he was promoted to the First Division in 2014. In the last years of his career he returned to San Nicolás to play for local clubs . As a coach, he joined Gerk’s coaching staff, whom he accompanied in the minor divisions of Racing and, since last year, in Querétaro.

In addition to Arsenal, other clubs fired the ex-lateral on their social networks. “We regret the death of Javier Yacuzzi, a member of the historic squad that was promoted to First Division in 2014 and, above all, a great person,” published Defensa y Justicia, while Central wrote: “Club Atlético Rosario Central regrets the death Javier Yacuzzi, who played for our Club during the 2012/13 season”.

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