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Sala playing for Nantes in 2017
Emiliano Raúl Sala Taffarel

(1990-10-31)31 October 1990
Cululu, Santa Fe, Argentina
Died 21 January 2019(2019-01-21) (aged 28)
Nationality Argentine
Occupation Footballer
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Emiliano Sala
Personal information
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club 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)
2012–2013 → Orléans (loan) 37 (19)
2013–2014 Niort (loan) 37 (18)
2015 Caen (loan) 13 (5)
2015–2019 Nantes 120 (42)
2019 Cardiff City 0 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

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.

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