Juan Jose Munante, Peruvian footballer, Died at 70

Juan José Muñante López was born on June 12, 1948, and died on April 23, 2019, from lung cancer; he was a Peruvian footballer who played in a right winger role.

He was nicknamed The Jet in Peru and The Cobra in Mexico. Juan was famous for having high speed (he could run 100 metres in 10.7 seconds flat and be nearly as quick with a ball at his feet), and also for his skills with the ball and his relatively high assist for a teammate for passing the ball to the scorer, given his position of right winger.

Juan debuted in the Primera División with Sport Boys in the 1966 season. In 1969, he joined Universitario de Deportes where he was part of the team that gained 2 Peruvian league championships, and he helped reach the second place at the Copa Libertadores 1972.

He likewise played successfully in the Mexican League for many years, mainly in Pumas de la UNAM and Atlético Español.

Juan played 48 times for the Peruvian national football team between 1967 and 1978, including participation in the 1978 FIFA World Cup.

On April 23, 2019, Juan Muñante passed away, due to lung cancer in the U.S. state of Florida, at the age of 70.