Former Birmingham City striker Christian Benitez dies aged 27

Benitez, who was top scorer in the Mexican league last season with Club America, had just signed for Qatari outfit El-Jaish.

updated: July 29, 2013 19:53 IST
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Quito, Pichincha: Ecuador striker Christian Benitez has died suddenly in Qatar at the age of 27, his agent Jose Chamorro said on Monday.

Speaking to Ecuadorian Gama TV, Chamorro claimed Benitez, known as "Chucho", had suffered a heart-attack.

He had complained of abdominal pains and was transferred to a hospital, where he died on Monday, Chamorro said.

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