Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Salvador Cabañas Ortega Shot Dead?
Salvador Cabañas started his career at Paraguayan club 12 de Octubre, where he was promoted to the first division by then coach Alicio Solalinde, scoring a hugely impressive 17 goals in his first season. He moved to a different team, Club Guaraní, where he had a brief stint before moving to Audax Italiano of Chile. In the 2003 Apertura tournament of the Chilean league Cabañas netted an impressive 18 goals and was the top goalscorer.
Afterwards, he joined Jaguares of Mexico from Audax Italiano before the Mexican 2003 Apertura tournament. That season, Cabañas went on to play in 18 games for the team, scoring five goals. He came into his own in the 2004 Clausura however, as he scored 15 goals in 20 games for the club. He would lead the club in goals again in the 2004 Apertura, with eight in 16 matches.
Following the Clausura 2006 season in which Cabañas won his first goalscoring crown in the Mexican League, he attracted the attention of Club América, one of the most important clubs in the country, and was signed by the Mexico City squad prior to the Apertura 2006 season.
Cabañas has become América's most prolific goalscorer for 2007, finishing up the first half of the year with an impressive 19 goals between Copa Libertadores 2007 (in which he became the top-scorer with 10 goals) and the Primera División de México. He started the second half of the year with a single goal in the North American SuperLiga, then scored 4 more goals in the Copa Sudamericana 2007, and has scored 9 more in the Primera División de México, bringing his year's total with the club to 33 goals. His top form in 2007 earned him the Paraguayan Footballer of the Year and South American Footballer of the Year awards.
For 2008, Cabañas has started where he left off in 2007. He has scored 3 goals in the InterLiga 2008, scored 8 in the Copa Libertadores 2008 (in which, for a consecutive second time, he became the top-scorer), and has scored 6 more goals in the Primera División de México. He started the second half of the year with 6 goals in the Primera División de México, bringing his year's total to 23 goals with the club.
Cabanas started 2009 by scoring his first goal in the InterLiga 2009 and scoring 13 more goals in the Primera División de México. He then finished the second half of the year with 12 goals in the Primera División de México. Taking his tally to 26 goals for the year. On January 18, against Santos Laguna, he scored two goals, taking his personal tally to 100 goals in the Primera División de México.
For 2010, Cabañas again has started the year scoring 4 goals in the InterLiga 2010.
Salvador Cabañas Ortega Shot Dead in a Bar???
Cabanas was shot in the head at a bar in Mexico City the night of 24-25 January, 2010. According to his wife, he tried to react against a robbery. He's still in the hospital right now. Many fans offered prayers for Salvador Cabanas' safety.
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