Football news 2022: Shock as Ulises Davila’s wife Lily Pacheco dies

The Australian football community is in shock after the brutal death of an A-League captain’s wife died overnight.

The Australian football community is shaken by the shocking death of Ulises Davila’s wife, Lily Pacheco, who passed away overnight.

Macarthur FC announced the devastating news on Monday morning, offering their condolences to the Mexican midfielder and his extended family.

The couple shared one child together, a two-year-old son, Uli Jnr.

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Brisbane Roar wrote: “All of us at Brisbane Roar FC send our deepest condolences. We are sorry to hear this terrible news.”

Former Socceroos defender Robert Cornthwaite tweeted: “Devastating. Condolences to Ulises and his family.

Melbourne FC posted: “Heartbreaking news. Everyone in City sends their condolences.

After two seasons with Wellington Phoenix, Davila signed for Macarthur last year and captained this summer.

Macarthur finished seventh in the 2021/22 A-League table after registering nine wins from 26 matches, with Davila finishing as the team’s top scorer.

Earlier this month he was named Bulls Player of the Year.

Davila also won the Johnny Warren Medal, awarded to the A-League’s best player, in 2020/21.

Originally published as ‘Devastating’: Shock as A-League captain’s wife tragically dies

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