The former Racing de Santander footballer Francisco Guerrero, ‘Crispi’, died this Monday at the age of 89, as reported by the club, with whom he played 92 official matches between 1959 and 1963. The Cantabrian entity has sent its “most sincere condolences in the face of this irreparable loss” and has joined the pain of his family and friends of the former player.
Francisco Guerrero Cruz ‘Crispi’ was born in Aljaraque (Huelva) on February 26, 1934 and began playing football at the Villaplana Sports Club before, in 1949, joining the Recreativo youth team. Four years later he promoted the first Huelva team, with which he managed to be promoted to the Second Division in 1957 a few months before the inauguration of the Colombino Stadium, in which he also participated.
In 1959 he joined Racing – he made his debut against Real Avilés – and a year later he was one of the protagonists, acting as a full-back and midfielder, in the promotion to First Division achieved by the Cantabrians in 1960. With the green and white shirt he played 92 official matches in four campaigns, since in 1963 he committed to Deportivo, with which he also rose to the highest category of national football. ‘Crispi’ later played for Racing de Ferrol, Club Deportivo Europa and Santoña CF, where he hung up his boots in 1967.
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