"Chucho", as everybody knew him, started his professional career in Ecuador with El Nacional. Later he joined English club Birmingham.
He was one of the best players of Liga MX, where he played for Santos Laguna and America. In Mexico, he won two local league titles and was a four-time top scorer.
With his national team, Benitez found the back of the net 24 times, becoming the third best all-time scorer.
His physical attributes and his accuracy with the left leg and the head helped him become one of the most lethal players in the continent.
Let's remember this footballer with five of his most impressive goals.