Owner of Mexico’s Chivas soccer team dies at 64

November 15, 2019 GMT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jorge Vergara, the longtime owner of Mexico’s storied Chivas soccer team, died on Friday. He was 64.

Vergara’s son Amaury Vergara said his father died of a heart attack in New York City.

The son wrote on his Twitter account that Vergara “died in the company of our family.”

Chivas is formally known as the Guadalajara Sporting Club and is based in that western Mexico city.

The team is one of the oldest, best-known and most winning in Mexico.

The team has been distinguished for relying entirely on Mexican players, in a league where South American recruits are common.

Vergara was also known as a businessman. He headed the Omnilife Group, which largely sells health and nutritional supplements and products.

Vergara bought the club in 2002 and changed its management style.

He also co-produced several films, including the 2001 hit “Y tú Mamá También.”