The Australian football community is reeling following the shock death of Ulises Davila’s wife, Lily Pacheco, who passed away on Sunday evening.
Macarthur FC announced the devastating news on Monday morning, extending its condolences to the Mexican midfielder and his extended family.
The couple shared one child together, two-year-old son Uli Jnr.
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Brisbane Roar wrote: “All of us at Brisbane Roar FC send our deepest condolences. We are sorry to hear this terrible news.”
Former Socceroos defender Robert Cornthwaite tweeted: “Devastating. Condolences to Ulises and his family.”
Melbourne FC posted: “Heartbreaking news. Everyone at City sends their condolences.”
After two seasons with the Wellington Phoenix, Davila signed for Macarthur last year and served as captain this summer.
Macarthur finished seventh on the 2021/22 A-League ladder after registering nine wins in 26 matches, with Davila finishing as the team’s top goalscorer.
Earlier this month, he was named Bulls player of the year.
Davila also won the Johnny Warren Medal, awarded to the A-League’s best player, in 2020/21.