Alfredo Pacheco, Salvadoran footballer, Died at 33

Alfredo Alberto Pacheco was born on December 1, 1982 and died on December 27, 2015.

He was a Salvadoran footballer.

He has the highest record for most appearances for his national team.

Alfredo Pacheco spent most of his career with one of El Salvador’s biggest clubs, FAS, moving through the junior ranks and into the first team reserves, he played in the Salvadoran Primera División in 2001.

Alfredo debut professionally on March 3, 2001, in a league match against C.D. Municipal Limeño.

He was named club captain in 2005, and has been so ever since.

In 2009 it was announced that allegedly head coach Juan Carlos Osorio of the New York Red Bulls, had traveled to El Salvador with the hopes of bringing Pacheco to Major League Soccer.

Alfredo had been scouted for several months, most notably during FIFA World Cup qualification matches, as well as during the UNCAF Nations Cup tournament.

On March 5, 2009, Alfredo signed to the bull’s but due to difficulties surrounding his International Transfer Card the New York front office did not officially announce his signing until April 17, 2009.

He trained after his official signing a two-year contract with C.D. Águila on June 30, 2010, he made his first appearance on April 18, 2009.

He decided to leave the club just one year into his contract with Aguila to join Isidro Metápan starting with the 2011/12 season.

He then joined the El Salvador’s U-20 national team in 2000, then the 2003 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament, failed to qualify for the FIFA World Youth Championship that was to be held in the United Arab Emirates.

Alfredo Pacheco left his wife and five children in the United States.

Pacheco was shot when leaving a bathroom at a gas station in Santa Ana, El Salvador.

Alfredo Pacheco passed away 33 yrs old.