Emiliano Sala's Death: Cardiff City Striker Death Confirmed As Body Found In Plane Wreckage

Cardiff City Striker Death After Plane Crush


Investigators have confirmed that the body of Emiliano Sala has been recovered from the wreckage of his plane that went missing last month, A body was pulled from the aircraft, which was found on the bottom of the ocean north of Guernsey, earlier this week.

The plane, which was carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, disappeared off the radar around 8:30pm on January 21, as the Cardiff City striker was travelling from Nantes to the Welsh capital.
The investigation to find the plane was initially called off after three days, but Sala's family raised the funds to keep the search alive, with thanks to donations from the international football community.
Sala’s sister paid an emotional tribute to her tragic brother in the early hours of Friday morning.

Early career

Sala began playing football for San Martín de Progreso, where he remained until he was 15 years old. He then moved to San Francisco, Córdoba to play at football school Proyecto Crecer after being spotted by a scout. The club was directly affiliated with Spanish club RCD Mallorca and French side FC Girondins de Bordeaux, scouting local players in the area After joining the club, he moved into a boarding house with other players from the club's youth system.

In 2009, while living in Granada, Spain, he was recommended to Portuguese District side FC Crato by a fellow Argentinian footballer who played there and joined the Portuguese team. Sala played one official match for Crato, scoring twice, but suddenly decided to leave the club and return to Argentina, saying that his girlfriend was "in trouble" in his homeland.
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