Former World Champion Miguel Mori Dies

The 1967 Intercontinental Cup winner died after suffering from a heart attack on Monday...
Miguel Angel Mori, who lifted the Intercontinental Cup with Racing Club in 1967, passed away at the age of 65 after suffering from a heart attack.

The former Argentine midfielder won the Copa Libertadores three times, with Racing club in '67, and with Independiente in 1964-65.

In '67 Mori played a part as Racing ousted Glasgow Celtic 1-0 in the third and final leg of the Intercontinental Cup at the Centenario stadium of Montevideo.

He experienced his best playing days with Racing, where he made 74 appearances and scored four goals.

Mori was part of the Racing squad that were crowned Argentine champions in 1966, when they went undefeated for 39 matches (a record that was broken by Boca Juniors in 1999) with a team that included Roberto Perfumo, Alfio Basile, Ruben Paz, Humberto Maschio and Juan Carlos Cardenas.

After leaving La Academia in 1968, Mora played for Newell's Old Boys and Audax Italiano of Chile, where he retired at the age of 29 because of a serious leg injury.

According to Racing, Mori was pronounced dead on Monday at a Buenos Aires hospital.

Gregory Sica, Goal.com