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How Well Do You Know Cardiff City’s Missing Record Signee? Here Are 9 Facts About Emiliano Sala.

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We are sure most of you have heard of the disappearance of Emiliano Sala on a plane on his way from Nantes to Cardiff.

There’s still a search team looking for him, but there’s no new information yet.

Well, as we pray and hope that he is found, we decided to put together 9 facts about him

1. He was born Emiliano Raúl Sala Taffarel on 31 October 1990 in Cululu, Argentina.

2. Emiliano Sala began his playing career as a youth at Argentinian side Club Proyecto Crecer, before heading to France, signing for FC Girondins Bordeaux and making his debut for the club in 2012. E

3. Following an impressive run of form while out on loan at SM Caen, FC Nantes bought the forward in July 2015.

4. Since the 2015-16 season, Sala has scored 42 goals for FC Nantes.

5. During his period at Nantes, in October 2018 the Italian-Argentinian became the first player to score a Ligue 1 hat-trick for the club since Mamadou Diallo’s against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in 2006.

6. Sala has scored the third highest amount of goals in Ligue 1 this season! Only Kylian Mbappé and Nicolas Pepe have scored more, with 14 and 13 respectively. Of the 26 goals Nantes have scored this season, Sala has scored 12, and given two assists!

7. He was signed by English Premier League side Cardiff City for
£ 15 million. He was travelling to Cardiff before his disappearance on the plane.

8. He became Cardiff City’s record signing after his transfer deal of £ 15 million beat the clubs previous transfer record of £ 11 million they paid for Gary Medel in 2013.

9. Sala rejected a late bid from a club in the Chinese Super League to Join Cardiff City despite being offered a higher transfer fee and salary due to his desire to play in the English Premier League.

source: cardiff

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