Former FBC defender Melgar Jorge ‘Tata’ Reyes passed away

On the afternoon of Tuesday the 24th, the death of the former soccer player Jorge Reyes Flores. The ‘Tata’ departed as a result of cardiac arrest. The sad news was announced by his brother Robert, who used his social networks to communicate the event.

“I am very sorry to give this news to his family and great friends who loved him very much. My brother, ‘Tata’, passed away this afternoon (Tuesday 24). I want to remember him as happy as ever. You leave me with great sadness, my ‘Tata ”, he published.

The former soccer player stood out for being a fierce and fierce central defender by defending teams such as Deportivo Sipesa, Alianza Lima, Sport Boys, Hijos de Yurimaguas, Municipal, the Peruvian national team, among others.

In the mid and late 90s he put on the FBC Melgar shirt and shared a team with players like Marco Valencia, Edwin Pérez, Walter ‘La Macha’ Zevallos, among other figures of the time.

In one of his last appearances in the media, he mentioned that he was watching Melgar’s campaign in the local tournament and the Copa Sudamericana.

In 1998 he migrated to Ecuadorian soccer to play for Deportivo Quito, which was then managed by Chilean Miguel Ángel Arrúe. The ‘Tata’ left his mark in the northern country, where he was considered one of the best foreigners of the season.