Spanish-Chilean football player, Francisco Molina, Died at 88

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Francisco “Paco” Molina Simón was born on March 29, 1930, in Súria, Province of Barcelona, and died on November 14, 2018.

He was a Spanish–Chilean former footballer and manager.

Molina alongside his family moved to Chile when he was nine in 1939.

They settled at Valparaíso after arriving there on board of SS Winnipeg as one of the 2.200 exiles which escaped from the Spanish Civil War.

During 1942 Molina was naturalized Chilean.

During 1940s Molina joined Santiago Wanderers youth set-up with prior spell playing at amateur club Deportivo Roberto Parra.

Eventually in 1948, Molina was promoted to Wanderers first-adult team squad aged eighteen.

Francisco Molina passed away at 88 years old.

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