Remembering Emiliano Sala, one year on
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Remembering Emiliano Sala, one year on

A year after his death, many football fans and teams have paid tribute to Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala, who died on 21 January 2019, in a plane crash while on his way to his new club.

Then a Nantes striker and soon-to-be Cardiff player, Sala, and pilot David Ibbotson’s plane disappeared on January 21 near the island of Guernsey

The Italian-Argentine was Nantes’ top scorer for three straight seasons.

He was then identified and scouted by Cardiff and a successful €17 million deal was reached.

Planned tributes


His former club Nantes has confirmed they will wear a special kit against Bordeaux in the colors of the Argentina national team in memory of Emiliano Sala. The match will be played on January 26.


His to-be club’s fans are laying wreaths at the Fred Keenor statue at the club's stadium.

His last goal

Sala scored his last goal, against Olympique Marseille, on 5th December 2018. Here it is…

May the rest in peace.