World news – Santiago ‘Morro’ Garcia committed suicide at the age of 30 after the Godoy Cruz striker suffered from depression


TyC Sports has reported that Santiago Garcia, nicknamed « Morro », committed suicide at the age of 30.

It is reported that Garcia was still under contract with Godoy Cruz despite the Uruguayan was not on the top Argentine squad because he was under psychiatric treatment for depression.

TyC Sports reports that the center-forward was found dead in his apartment and the death was confirmed as suicide shortly afterwards.

It was added that Garcia has decided to stay with Godoy Cruz despite offers from other clubs including Velez Sarsfield, Estudiantes and Gimnasia.

CONMOCIÓN EN EL FÚTBOL ARGENTINO: Se suicidó el Morro García. El delantero de Godoy Cruz tenía 30 años y estaba conertramiento psiquiátrico.

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Garcia has spent his entire career in South America, apart from one season with the Turkish team Kasimpasa. The ace was a U20-level international for Uruguay and took part in the 2009 World Cup for that group.

Garcia came through the ranks on the Uruguayan side of Nacional and spent two time at the club when he was also in for River Plate his homeland and Paranaense in Brazil.

We want to send our best wishes and prayers to all of Santiago’s family and friends, as well as to the staff at Godoy Cruz and his former teammates.


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