Amilcar Henriquez, Arabe Unido & Panama (1983-2017)

Arabe Unido and Panama standout Amilcar Henriquez (left) was killed in a shooting on April 15, 2017, in Colon, Panama. (Photo: Mexsport)

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Hours after being shot in his native Colon, 33-year-old Panama international Amilcar Henriquez passed away on Saturday.

A star midfielder with Arabe Unido, Henriquez made his international debut on February 19, 2005, against El Salvador.  He earned 83 caps, competing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2007, 2009, 2011), the Copa America Centenario (2016) and three World Cup Qualifying cycles (2006, 2014, 2018), while also being part of the 2009 Copa Centroamericana title-winning squad.

At the club level, Henriquez -- who scored two goals in this season’s Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League – also played for Colombian sides Atletico Huila, Independiente Medellín, Real Cartagena and America de Cali.

In his last Panamanian Clausura match on April 12, Henriquez played the entire 90 minutes as Arabe Unido posted a 3-2 win over visiting Chorrillo FC.

The Federación Panameña de Fútbol and Liga Panameña de Fútbol extended their condolences to Henriquez’s family in a released statement.