(Tweet) Last Survivor Of Chivas’ First Professional Game Dies

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Chivas made their professional debut in 1943

Chivas have announced that Rafael ‘Rafles’ Orozco, last survivor of the first professional game the club played, passed away last Thursday aged 92.

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The amateur club was founded in 1908, but the legendary defensive midfielder was part of the team that faced Atlante on October 21st – the first weekend of professional football in Mexico.

He played for Chivas during his entire career, from 1943 until his retirement in 1952. He is one of Chivas’ all-time greats, having joined the club aged eight.

The club expressed their sympathy via their official Twitter account:

Translation: We join the Orozco family in expressing our deepest sadness about the death of Don Rafael

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