Francisco Garcia Bio – Wiki
Francisco Garcia, the Spanish soccer coach, has died following a joint diagnosis of leukemia and Coronavirus. Garcia sadly passed away on 15 March. Officials in the area have said that they would have expected Garcia to survive had he just been diagnosed with Coronavirus.
He was 21 years old.
Garcia had been a coach at Atletico Portada Alta, a youth team that is based in Malaga, in southern Spain. He is the fifth person to die from the virus in the region. At the time of writing, 180 people have been diagnosed with the virus in the province. Garcia’s death was first announced on Atletico Portada Alta’s Instagram page.
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📃 COMUNICADO OFICIAL | Francisco García firma su primer contrato como monitor. Nuestro @_francigrcia10 además de ayudar como delegado del Infantil B, inicia su primera etapa deportiva como monitor, en este caso del Alevin B. Con este crack en el banquillo ilusión, trabajo y compromiso con el club y su equipo podemos asegurar que no faltarán. ¡Mucha suerte en esta nueva etapa! 🔝⚽️
Garcia signed a coaching contract with Atletico Portada Alta in 2018, according to an Instagram post from the team’s official account. The post read in part, “With this crack on the bench, enthusiasm, work, and commitment to the club and his team we can assure that they will not be absent.”
On his personal Instagram page, Garcia described himself as living in Carlinda, Malaga, Spain. In addition to being a soccer coach, Garcia described that he was “building projects.”
Francisco Garcia Died Due To Coronavirus
The Atletico Portada Alta tactician diagnosed with leukemia after being rushed to hospital with severe Covid-19 symptoms
Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia has passed away at the age of 21 after contracting coronavirus.
Garcia, who had served as Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta’s youth team manager since 2016, has become the fifth and youngest victim of the illness in the region.
Malaga Hoy reports that Garcia rushed to a local hospital after exhibiting severe symptoms of the virus. While admitted, doctors found that he was also suffering from leukemia, a blood disease. Malaga Hoy, citing the Atletico Portada Alta’s president, Pepe Bueno, said that Garcia had been admitted on Friday 13th.
Bueno said that on March 15th, he received a phone call saying that Garcia had been stabilized. Garcia passed away later that day. In a separate interview with Marca, Bueno said, “[Garcia] loved the children as if they were his own.” Bueno added that Garcia “had his whole life ahead” of him.
El Mundo reports that Garcia went to the hospital because he felt as though he was suffering from the flu.
The Spaniard died on Sunday after testing positive for Covid-19 last week, having been sent to the Regional Hospital of Malaga for treatment.
Upon his arrival at the facility, Garcia was found to be suffering from a form of leukemia which made him more vulnerable to the virus currently sweeping the globe.
The Club expresses deepest condolences to @AtlPortadaAlta for the loss of one of their coaches, Francisco García, and sends sympathies to family and friends.
Together we must stop #COVIDー19.
— Málaga CF English (@MalagaCF_en) March 16, 2020
It has been reported that the young coach could be the youngest person to have died from coronavirus to date, with the death rate at its highest among those over the age of 70.
Atletico Portada Alta released an official statement via social media following Garcia’s death, which reads: “We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco García who has left us, unfortunately, today.
Team Pay Tribute To Garcia
The heartbreaking post read, “From Atlético Portada Alta we want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco García who has left us today. Now, what do we do without you, Francis? You were always with us on Portada or where you needed it, helping us. How are we going to continue conquering kilometers in the league? We don’t know how, but we will surely do it for you. We will not forget you, rest in peace, The Greatest. Until forever.”
Among those paying tribute to Garcia was Malaga CF, the La Liga team, who tweeted that they were sending a “warm hug” to Garcia’s friends and family.
At 21, Garcia is definitely among the youngest people to die from the Coronavirus outbreak. By comparison, the youngest person to have died from the outbreak in the United Kingdom is 59-year-old Nick Matthews, who passed away on March 15. The youngest other people to have died in the region around Malaga was 70 years old.