05/04/2021 4:36 PM
Updated 05/04/2021 4:36 PM
This Tuesday, the 4th, former footballer
Omar Indio Gómez died
after spending the last two weeks hospitalized at El Cruce hospital in Florencio Varela, affected by bilateral pneumonia caused by the
The news was confirmed by the press department of
, a club that has Indio as the greatest idol in its history.
And also by the health authorities who tirelessly watched over his health.
"Grief over the death of Indio Gómez. This afternoon Omar“ Indio ”Gómez died: he was 66 years old and had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for two weeks at Hospital El Cruce," they expressed from the establishment on their social networks. El Indio appears in the message, through a recorded video in which he made a call to raise awareness about the importance of donating blood.
"If Indio had done the things he did in Quilmes with Boca's shirt, it would have been the cover of El Gráfico every Tuesday."
The definition of José Yudica, technician of the Metro 78 champion brewer, paints him in full.
Omar Hugo Gómez, or simply El Indio, was one of the talented people of the 70s and 80s. With good ball handling and unpredictable dribbling.
Idolo de Quilmes, he was also champion of the B in 1975 and the B Metro in 1986/87.
In addition, he was a pioneer in using white ankle boots
Grief over the death of Indio Gómez
This afternoon, Omar “Indio” Gómez died at noon, 66 years old and in the intensive care unit for two weeks at El Cruce Hospital.
- Hospital El Cruce (@ElCruceHospital) May 4, 2021
A couple of years ago, Indio had already faced a serious health problem.
In September 2018 he underwent a double liver and kidney transplant.
That successful operation led by Dr. Juan Matera was carried out in the same hospital where he ended up dying.
Gomez, 66, was recovering from the coronavirus within normal parameters but on Monday the 19 the situation got complicated and he had to be intubated.
That is why fans, leaders and former teammates began to demonstrate on social networks to send him strength.
Indio Gómez, a symbol of Quilmes.
El Indio, or El Nene as they also called him in Quilmes, had his tribute party almost 30 years after retirement.
On December 14, 2018, when he was recovering from the double transplant.
"I'm super excited. It will be a wonderful moment, a gift from God. Carlitos Palermo and the boys from the Lista Azul group gave me back my life when they expressed the beautiful idea of paying me a tribute," he said then.
Indio Gómez completed 279 games in his three stages in Quilmes, scored 49 goals and won three titles.
In addition, he played for Newell's (1979, 10 games, 3 goals) and Defensa y Justicia (36 games, one go in 1986/87 (B Nacional 86/87, 36 games, one goal). Abroad he played for Guaraní from Paraguay and Dallas Tornado of the United States.