Panamanian midfielder Amilcar Henriquez, a veteran of 75 international caps, was shot and killed on Saturday.
A veteran of 75 caps, Henriquez was reportedly hit by a drive-by shooting in his home country and was rushed to the hospital but was unable to be saved. The Arabe Unido midfielder, who was just 33, recently appeared for the national team in a 1-1 draw with the U.S. Men’s National Team in World Cup qualifying and with Arabe Unido in CONCACAF Champions League play against FC Dallas.
Lamentamos en lo más profundo la muerte de nuestro seleccionado nacional Amílcar Henríquez. Dios reciba tu alma Mickey. pic.twitter.com/JaODnBH1kK
— FEPAFUT (@fepafut) April 16, 2017
Lamentamos la muerte de nuestro azul Amilkar Henríquez, jugador que entregó su corazón en la cancha por el DAU y por la selección. pic.twitter.com/KDOXnHAYKV
— Árabe Unido de Colón (@ArabeUnido_) April 16, 2017
Henriquez made his international debut in 2005, while featuring for America Cali, Real Cartagena, Independiente Medellin, Atletico Huila and Santacrucena on the club level. Last year, he returned to his boyhood club Arabe Unido, making 18 appearances for the Panamanian side.
The midfielder played in a trio of Gold Cups and last summer’s Copa America Centenario for the Panama national team while featuring in 15 World Cup qualifying matches.