Andres Salcedo, the remembered voice of Telemach, dies

Colombian sports journalist Andres Salcedo died at the age of 81, in Venezuela for being the voice of several world football tournaments and the famous German program Telematch, which was broadcast in the 1980s.

According to the Colombian press, Salcedo died of heart problems while staying at his residence in Puerto Colombia, department of Atlantico.

Salcedo was a prominent sportswriter, reporter, storyteller, and novelist, who is most remembered for «The day football died.

It had its beginnings at Radio Santa Cruz de Mombus to make the jump to European media in the 1960’s.

There he worked for Radio Madrid in Spain and later became famous for his work in German media such as Deutsche Welle and TransTel in the Bundesliga narrative for over 20 years.

In his work recounting German football, he stood out because of the nicknames he gave to footballers and which remained in the country’s collective memory.

He was also the voice of the entertainment program in Spanish Telematch which consisted of competition between different West German cities in tests of skill, generally races and games against the clock.

Salcedo broadcasts Venezuela World Cups Mexico 86, Italy 90, USA 94 with RCTV and France 98 with VTV; the European Nations Cup 2000 and 2004; The Copa America 2001 with Televen.

hung nine world Cup: two for Deutsche Welle, five for Venezuelan television, one for Directv and one for Antioquia. In addition, he ordered several transfers Olympic Games.

In an interview with Radio Caracol, Andres Salcedo’s wife revealed that the journalist was working on editing a new novel, “He was dedicated to writing a novel, he’s already finished it. But I was in the revision stage, change here, remove there, change that name, I was at this point And here remains the question. The woman said she would get advice from a teacher to finish the book and be able to publish it.

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