Former soccer player and former coach José Luis 'Tata' Brown , author of the goal that won the Argentine national team to proclaim himself world champion in 1986, has passed away at age 62, the Students of La Plata club confirmed.
"A day of maximum sadness for the Albirroja Family, our gladiator José Luis Brown leaves us. His memory and his love for the club will last forever," said Students in his official Twitter account.
" Until forever, Tata! Captain , world champion and fervent defender of the Pincharrata philosophy," added the club, where the defender began his career and played between 1974 and 1983.
Brown, who suffered from a neurodegenerative disease that worsened in recent months, also played in Boca Juniors , Spanish Sports and Racing Club of Argentina , the Colombian National Athletic, Real Murcia and the French Brest.
With the combined albiceleste, the 'Tata' played the World Cup in Mexico in 1986 and stood out for scoring the decisive goal for the Argentine victory 3-2 in the final against Germany .
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