This Day in History: 2023-01-23

Nr. 388


Being multi-talented in several positions in his team proved fatal for ace winger Libardo Zuniga. He swapped the freedom on the wing in 1977 for the goalmouth when Colombian second division side Santa Rose de Cabal’s goalkeeper was injured. After taking over in goal Zuniga literally threw himself into the new task and played a blinder. Unfortunately for Zuniga, his performance was so good that it upset an opposition striker, who vented his frustration by kicking the stand-in goalie in the groin with such force that he subsequently died from the injuries.