Antonio Carbajal, the legendary Mexican goalkeeper, died after a brief hospital stay. He passed away at the age of 93. He had been ill for a week and, after a short stay in hospital, spent the last few hours at home. According to the Mexican Football Federation, Carbajal, known as “La Tota”, was Mexico’s goalkeeper from 1950 to 1966.
“La Tota” has competed in five World Championships and has fielded at least once in every edition he has competed in. He competed in the 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962 and 1966 World Championships. Only three other Mexican players were given the same privilege: Rafa Marquez, Andres Guardado and Guillermo Ochoa. This goal was also achieved by our Gianluigi Buffon and the stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lothar Mattahus.