Argentine football and more specifically that of the promotion divisions is going through a moment of deep pain. This Thursday the death of Frederick Maraschia 38-year-old active footballer with a long history at several clubs and currently playing for Ciudad Bolívar in Federal A.
The information was confirmed by various official accounts of the clubs in which the footballer played and the AFA expressed itself on its social networks with a message dedicated to the memory of the footballer Insectas he was known in the industry, and offering his support to the player’s family.
Maraschi had arrived at Club Ciudad de Bolívar earlier this year as a backup as a free player to seek promotion to the First National team. His previous club had been Cañuelas, of the B Metropolitana.
The player was born in Rio Cuarto, Córdoba, in 1985 and worked as a centre-forward. He was considered a hot striker who achieved his best performances accompanied by another number 9 as he had good skill, dribbling and technique which allowed him to have a great ability to assist his teammates. Furthermore, his intelligence during the game was essential in each of his teams.
In total, Federico played 359 matches throughout his career, becoming present in five different tiers of Argentine football: Primera División, Nacional B, Primera B, Primera C and Federal A. His first steps were at Almirante Brown in 2006, team of one who became an idol, then passing through Barracas Central, Mirasol, Defensores de Belgrano, Atlanta, Estudiantes, Deportivo Merlo, Cañuelas and his last stop in Ciudad Bolívar.
Maraschi was the author of one of the most screamed goals in the history of Almirante Brown, one of the best moments of his career as a footballer. He was in charge of converting the heartbreaking goal that gave his club victory in the classic against Deportivo Morón in the 2009/2010 season. Also, as a special seasoning, that goal was crucial for Almirante to become champion at a later date, gaining promotion to the second category of Argentine football.
El Bicho’s last match was on 2 April in a 0-0 draw against Peñarol de San Juan, wearing the Bolívar shirt.
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