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 playing for Nantes in 2017
Emiliano Raúl Sala Taffarel
31 October 1990
Cululu, Santa Fe, Argentina
|Died||21 January 2019 (aged 28)|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
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.
- Doel, Jon; Booth, Dominic (11 February 2019). "Live updates as inquest into Emiliano Sala's death adjourned". walesonline. Retrieved 11 February 2019.