GlobalRenowned sports writer Paco Villa dies

Renowned sports writer Paco Villa dies

The Mexican narrator Paco Villa He died at the age of 54 after losing the battle against cancer which was detected at the end of 2022, when the Soccer World Cup was taking place in Qatar.

Paco Villawho was born in Colima on December 17, 1969, had extensive experience and a vast career in the ranks of Televisa.

Throughout his career on television he hosted programs such as Futbol En Serio, La Jugada and Solo de Futbol. He was in six editions of the Olympic Games, from Sydney 2000 to Tokyo 2021.

His experience also reached the executive level, since from 2008 to 2014 he was the editorial director of Televisa Digital. Two years later he was elected to the same position in TDNcurrently TUDN.

Paco Villa He was also part of the television station in seven soccer World Cupsall those that have been developed since the edition of France 1998.

The former narrator narrated the finals of the Euro Cups 2008, 2012 and 2016, in addition to being a chronicler in some Confederations Cup and Copa América finals.

A few weeks ago, several fans and followers of Paco Villa They were concerned about the state in which the communicator was seen during a broadcast on Instagram with Adrián Esparza Oteo and Emanuel ‘Tito’ Villa, since he looked very thin.

More recently, Paco Villa He appeared on programs like ‘Linea de 4’ and narrated football matches. TUDN for the United States, specifically from Miami, Florida, where he had lived since last year.

Orvañanos sent a message in América vs Pachuca

The experienced chronicler of TUDN He had been absent from television for several weeks due to complications derived from the illness. During the week, the narrator also Raúl Orvañanos He sent greetings to his former colleague in televised sports during the broadcast of América vs Pachuca in the first leg of the Concachampions semifinals.

“Let’s say hello to a good colleague who is in poor health, Paco Villa. A big hug from the entire team Fox Sports and I hope you recover to listen to yourself again in this thing that you love, which is your job,” Orvañanos said in Fox Sports.

The greeting of Raúl Orvañanos made me think that Paco Villa He was hospitalized, as some media outlets such as Super Deportivo revealed that the reporter’s health was delicate.


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