Emiliano Sala

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Emiliano Sala
Sala playing for Nantes in 2017
Emiliano Raúl Sala Taffarel

(1990-10-31)31 October 1990
Cululu, Santa Fe, Argentina
Died21 January 2020(2020-01-21) (aged 29)
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)

Association football career
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City
Youth career
1994–2005 Club San Martín de Progreso
2005–2009 Proyecto Crecer
2010–2012 Bordeaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Crato 1 (2)
2012–2015 Bordeaux 11 (1)
2012–2013Orléans (loan) 37 (19)
2013–2014Niort (loan) 37 (18)
2015Caen (loan) 13 (5)
2015–2019 Nantes 120 (42)
2019 Cardiff City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Emiliano Raúl Sala Taffarel (31 October 1990 – 21 January 2019) was an Argentine professional footballer. He played as a forward. He signed for Premier League side Cardiff City on 19 January 2019 as the club record fee. He died two days later. He played for French side Nantes before signing for Cardiff.

Sala died in a plane crash off Alderney on 21 January 2019. He was flying from Nantes to Cardiff aboard a Piper Malibu light aircraft. A three-day search covered 1,700 square miles (4,400 km2) across the English Channel. Two subsequent private searches were launched, resulting in the discovery of the wreckage on 3 February; Sala's body was recovered four days later.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Doel, Jon; Booth, Dominic (11 February 2019). "Live updates as inquest into Emiliano Sala's death adjourned". walesonline. Retrieved 11 February 2019.