Amílcar Henríquez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Henríquez and the second or maternal family name is Espinosa.
Amílcar Henríquez
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Personal information
Full name Amílcar Henríquez Espinosa
Date of birth (1983-08-02)August 2, 1983
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Date of death April 15, 2017(2017-04-15) (aged 33)
Place of death Colón, Panama
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Árabe Unido 119 (13)
2007 Santacruceña (loan) 18 (1)
2009–2012 Atlético Huila 90 (8)
2012–2014 Independiente Medellín 64 (2)
2014 Árabe Unido 12 (1)
2015 Real Cartagena 12 (0)
2015–2016 América Cali 27 (1)
2016–2017 Árabe Unido 18 (0)
Total 360 (26)
National team
2004–2017 Panama 85 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Amílcar Henríquez Espinosa (August 2, 1983 – April 15, 2017) was a Panamanian footballer.

Club career[edit]

Born in Panama City, Henríquez began his club career with local side Árabe Unido. He spent one season with Costa Rica with Santacruceña before moving to Colombia in 2009. He became an important player for Atlético Huila and joined Independiente Medellín in July 2012.[1] After a season back at Árabe Unido,[2] he returned to Colombia to play for second division side Real Cartagena in December 2014.[3]

In March 2015, Henríquez was released by Cartagena due to alleged indiscipline[4] and in June 2015 he was snapped up by América Cali.[5] In 2016, he returned to Árabe Unido.

International career[edit]

Henríquez made his debut for Panama in a February 2005 UNCAF Nations Cup match against El Salvador and has, as of 10 June 2015, earned a total of 85 caps, scoring no goals.[6] He represented his country in 15 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and played at the 2007,[8] 2009[9] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.

His final international was a March 2017 qualification match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against the United States.

Death[edit]

On 15 April 2017, Henríquez was killed in his hometown of Colón[10] in a drive-by shooting.[11] He was shot while leaving his house, two other people were also injured in the incident.[12]

Árabe Unido decided to retire his jersey #21 in his honour.[13]

Honors[edit]

Club

National team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sierra, Jeimmy Paola (10 July 2012). "El panameño Amílcar Henríquez deja al Huila para unirse al DIM" (in Spanish). FutbolRed. 
  2. ^ Amílcar Henríquez regresa al Árabe Unido - La Prensa (Spanish)
  3. ^ Números del panameño Henríquez, nuevo jugador de Real Cartagena Archived June 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. - Entre Tiempo (Spanish)
  4. ^ Separan a panameño Amílcar Henríquez del Real Cartagena - La Prensa (Spanish)
  5. ^ Amílcar Henríquez es nuevo jugador del América de Cali - El Universal (Spanish)
  6. ^ Panama - Record International Players Archived April 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
  7. ^ Amílcar HenríquezFIFA competition record
  8. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details Archived October 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
  9. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details - RSSSF
  10. ^ Bolvarán, Arturo (15 April 2017). "Muere el volante Amilcar Henríquez tras ser baleado en Colón". RPCTV (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Fallece Amilcar Henríquez tras balecera en Colón". Telemetro Reporta (in Spanish). 15 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "Panama midfielder Amilcar Henriquez shot to death". ESPN FC. 16 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  13. ^ Árabe Unido retira el dorsal 21 de Amílcar Henríquez - TVmax-9 (Spanish)

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