Eduardo Bonvallet, Chilean footballer, died at 60

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Eduardo Guillermo Bonvallet Godoy, born on January 13, 1955 and died September 18, 2015, he commits suicide by hanging himself, Eduardo was a Chilean footballer who played as a defensive midfielder and later developed a TV and radio sports commentator career.

He was best known for his strong and rather raw commentaries on Chilean footballers, coaches and football’s power structures.

Eduardo had put himself forward repeatedly for the position of Coach for the national team.

Eduardo had experience training university-level teams, such as Universidad Gabriela Mistral.

He played for local giants Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica and had spells in the NASL with Tampa Bay Rowdies and Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Eduardo made his debut for Chile in 1979 and had earned a total of 24 caps, scoring no goals.

He represented his country in 1 FIFA World Cup qualification match and played in three games at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

In 2007, Eduardo was appointed manager of Deportivo Temuco (owned by Nehuen S.A.).

The club was in difficulties, losing many games before Eduardo took charge.

This was his first chance to manage a professional team in the second division but success eluded him, Temuco being relegated to the Chilean third division.

In June 2008, it was reported that there was a physical altercation between Eduardo and former Chilean footballer Carlos Caszely.

The location was a Santiago, Chile ice cream shop located in the commune of Las Condes.

Witnesses reported that there was a fist fight after the two had an exchange of words.

In 2011, Eduardo was diagnosed with stomach cancer. However, in late 2012 he announced he had beaten the illness but must undergo chemotherapy for at least another year.

Bonvallet was a Roman Catholic.

On September 18 2015 at 11:20 am, Bonvallet was found dead by hanging using a belt at Nogales Hotel in the kitchen of room 213.

Local news report he was suffering from depression.