|Full name||Franco Acosta Machado|
|Date of birth||5 March 1996|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Date of death||6 March 2021(aged 25)|
|Place of death||Pando, Uruguay|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2018||→ Racing Santander (loan)||4||(0)|
|2019–2020||→ Plaza Colonia (loan)||24||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Franco Acosta Machado (5 March 1996 – 6 March 2021) was a Uruguayan professional footballer who played as a striker.
Acosta joined Centro Atlético Fénix's youth setup in 2009, aged 13. On 23 November 2013, he made his first team debut.
On 6 March 2021, a day after his 25th birthday, Acosta disappeared after swimming across the Arroyo Pando, in the Department of Canelones, Uruguay. Two days later, on 8 March 2021, his body was found. He was declared dead at the scene.
References[change | change source]
- Un delantero de proyección (A forward of showing) Archived 12 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Villarreal's official website, 19 January 2015 (in Spanish)
- González, Roberto (15 January 2018). "El Racing abre el mercado con el uruguayo Franco Acosta". Cadena SER (in European Spanish). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- Plaza suma dos refuerzos más para el primer equipo Archived 2020-01-19 at the Wayback Machine, plazacolonia.com.uy, January 2019
- Observador, El. "Encontraron el cuerpo de Franco Acosta, que había desaparecido en el arroyo Pando". El Observador. Retrieved 8 March 2021.