Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Chucho - Gone but Never Forgotten

Chucho - Gone but Never Forgotten

On this day, 29th July, falls the one year anniversary of Chucho's sudden death. A fan favourite when at St. Andrews he delivered flare, creativity and excitement to the game.

Although only scoring 3 goals in 30 games, it was his contribution and attacking instinct that won over the hearts of Bluenoses. He was part of the 2009/10 team in which Blues finished in their highest ever position in the Premier League of 9th.

Benitez's goals came away at Liverpool, Wigan and Everton (cup). His only St Andrews goal coming on the final home game of the season against Burnley.

Chucho was supposed to sign permanently for Birmingham for a record fee of £9 million but a medical revealed a knee complication that Blues were worried about and he signed on loan for the season.

He was admired by all football fans particularly in his home nation where the no 11 Chucho shirt has been retired in his honour. His unexpected death shocked millions. He will never be forgotten.




Vital Birmingham does not claim to own this video or the rights to it.

This has been a piece by Harry Shersby-Wignall. Please follow our site staff and feel free to ask them questions in the comments below!

Read More:

- David Edgar could play midfield role

- Thomas pushing for start

Click Here to sign up for our site, make yourself and your ideas heard in the comments below!

For enquires please send emails Here



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Harry Shersby-Wignall
Date:Tuesday July 29 2014
Time: 11:45AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
RIP
Iknowmorethanblue
29/07/2014 11:51:00
0
Lovely player, rest easy
HappyBlueHarry
29/07/2014 12:41:00
0
One of the better ones that we have had at St Andrews. RIP
ballache
30/07/2014 11:44:00
0
Ahh, I remember those days when we could seriously think about spending 9 million on a player, far cry from today. As for the man himself, class act... Sleep tight fella.
electric banana
30/07/2014 11:50:00
0
It wa paying out big money and big wages that helped get us in this mess, but in this case he would have been worth the money had he been fully fit Rest in Peace
terry thomas
30/07/2014 11:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

10 game mark - BCFC analysis

Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses the positives that Blues fans should be taking from the first 10 games of the season

Blues winning the mental game

Rob Wildey praises Blues' mental strength after coming from behind twice to earn a draw with Preston

Match Day Officials v Preston (27/9/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Preston North End this Tuesday.

One To Watch: Tom Clarke

Sask's opinion about who is the oppositions most dangerous player.

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal6%
In defence21%
In midfield5%
In attack68%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 14 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 21 2016 7:45PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WayCoolBlue54
2.gazal45
3.David Village14
4.Plynch6
5.Rob Wildey5
6.BcfcTom4
7.LukeTurner2
8.Mark Jones2
9.savaloy1231
10.Sask1