Franco Acosta dies in Uruguay

The former player of Villarreal and Racing de Santander, among others, disappeared on Saturday when trying to swim across a stream in the department of Canelones, in the south of his country.

The former Uruguayan soccer player Franco Acosta, who played for Villarreal and Racing de Santander, was found dead this Monday, after he disappeared on Saturday while trying to swim across the Arroyo Pando, in the department of Canelones, in the south of your country. It was precisely his brother who sounded the alarm and after two days of searching the tragic outcome was confirmed this afternoon.

According to sources from the National Navy confirmed to Efe, the body of the young athlete was found practically in the same place where it had been seen for the last time. Acosta, 25, had been wanted by the maritime authorities since Saturday.

Born in March 1996, the footballer began his professional career at Fénix, where he made his debut in 2013. Two years later, the forward played the South American U-20 and the World Cup in the same category with Uruguay in a team that had players such as Erick Cabaco, Mauro Arambarri, Nahitan Nández and Gastón Pereiro.

In that same season, Acosta was acquired by Villarreal, where he began defending the colors of the subsidiary. Later, he jumped to the first team and in June he made his debut in the UEFA European League in the victory of the 'yellow submarine' by 0-2 against Lyon of France with goals from Bruno Soriano and Leo Baptistao.

Finally, in 2018 he moved to Racing de Santander, a club where he spent a season before returning to Uruguay, where he defended Plaza Colonia, Boston River and Atenas de San Carlos.


Before Acosta's death, various clubs in his country and Spain expressed their messages of condolences.

"The Real Racing Club is mourning the death of its former footballer Franco Acosta. The Verdiblanca entity joins the pain of the attacker's family and loved ones, who belonged to the discipline of the Cantabrian team - granted by Villarreal CF - the season 2017/18 and that he has lost his life with only 25 years ", reads the official website of the verdiblanco team.

For their part, Villarreal expressed themselves through the social network of Twitter where they published: "Deeply dismayed and dejected by your loss. We will always remember you, Franco. DEP" .

At the local level, teams like Atenas, which Acosta defended during 2020, Peñarol and Fénix also expressed their condolences after the news was known.

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