Claudio Milar

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Claudio Milar
Personal information
Full name Roberto Claudio Milar Decuadra
Date of birth (1974-04-06)6 April 1974
Place of birth Chuy, Uruguay
Date of death 16 January 2009(2009-01-16) (aged 34)
Place of death Canguçu-RS, Brazil
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Danubio
1993–1996 Nacional
1996–1997 Godoy Cruz
1997 Juventude
1998 Caxias
1999 Portuguesa Santista
1999 Santa Cruz
1999 Náutico
2000 ŁKS Łódź 12 (2)
2000 Matonense
2001 Club Africain
2001 Botafogo 5 (0)
2002 Pelotas
2002 Hapoel Kfar Saba
2003–2004 Brasil de Pelotas
2004 Pogoń Szczecin 16 (6)
2005 Brasil de Pelotas
2005–2006 Pogoń Szczecin 15 (5)
2006–2009 Brasil de Pelotas 209 (111)
National team
1994 Uruguay U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roberto Claudio Milar Decuadra (6 April 1974 in Chuy – 16 January 2009 in Canguçu, Brazil), or simply Claudio Milar, was an Uruguayan football striker, who played last for Brasil de Pelotas.

Career[edit]

He started in the youth categories of Nacional Montevideo. Other professional clubs: Juventude (Brazil), Portuguesa (Brazil), Santa Cruz (Brazil), Matonense (Brazil), Brasil de Pelotas (Brasil) ŁKS Łódź (Poland), Club Africain (Tunisia), Botafogo (Brazil), Hapoel Kfar Saba (Israel), and MKS Pogoń Szczecin.

He came back to Brasil de Pelotas in 2009. Claudio had first played for the third division club in 2002, and scored over 100 goals in just over 200 games in his career there.[1]

Death[edit]

On January 16, 2009, Claudio, one of his teammates, Régis, and the goalkeeper coach Giovani Guimarães were killed in a bus accident in Canguçu, Brazil. The bus tumbled into a 130-foot ravine while returning with the rest of the team after an exhibition victory over Santa Cruz, another third division club.[2]

Reactions[edit]

On 19th Feb 2009, in a match between Brasil Pelotas and Ulbra Canoas, striker Rogério Pereira celebrated the final goal in Ulbra’s 5-2 away win by heading over to the home supporters and making a gesture said to be imitating Claudio Milar's goal celebrations. This infuriated the home fans and many of the late Milar's teammates who instantly set upon Pereira. The Ulbra striker received many kicks and punches, before the scene was calmed down by the referee and his assistants, albeit not before 3 Ulbra players and 4 Brasil players were sent off.[3] His last club Brasil de Pelotas retired his number 7 shirt.[4]

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