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Who is Emiliano Sala was actually?

he had been working for a long time. A large part of his career, Emiliano Sala, stand in the shadow of the successful striker. In four seasons in Ligue 1, the 28-Year-old never came about 12 goals. In his first season at Nantes (2015/16) there were only 6 in 31 Games. But now the breakthrough: 12 goals and 2 templates already for half of the season. Place five in the top scorers list, and only a goal behind Neymar. At the same time, Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani only 2 goals more in your account. Suddenly Sala was another club 17 million euros in value (as much paid Liverpool for Xherdan Shaqiri). It would have believed just a few years ago.

Although Salas was recognized the Talent early. With 15, he moved from the youth club San Martin de Progreso to Proyecto Crecer – a football school in the French first League club Girondins Bordeaux. As he wrote in the summer of 2011, a professional contract and, after Bordeaux allowed, the centre-forward, nevertheless, for the first time below. A year later, he was on loan to US Orléans. In the third French League. Not necessarily the dream of every Argentine, the hope goes fully to Europe.

Short Chance

he could not convince even there, which is why it Bordeaux loaned again. This Time to Chamois Niort. After all, in the second League. Thanks to his 18 goals and 2 templates in 37 areas of the province, the club was allowed to dream at least of a climb – at the end of the fifth remained, and for Sala a Chance to prove himself at his parent club came in.

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Well, he's got you for a year and a half. Eleven appearances and a goal later, he was loaned to League rivals Caen. It was after all, 5 goals in 13 games. For Bordeaux it's not enough. The French were satisfied with a Million transfer fee and were happy to Nantes took the 1.87 meters large right foot. There they were, slowly but surely: 6, 12 and again 12 goals he scored in the first three seasons. Up to the current time, due to where it is mainly its goals is that "Les Canaris" stuck in the middle of the relegation battle.

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Then the request from Cardiff. The million transfer to the Premier League. Cardiff-CEO Ken Choo told the Argentine sports newspaper Olé: "You looked at him formally, as happy Sala. He was fully ready to start." It seemed to have finally really paid that he had left as a 15-Year-old, 400-souls-village Cululú in the province of Santa Fe to conquer the football world. "He always worked hard to realize his dream," said a friend to "Olé". The move to England 13 years later, the culmination would have to be in the career of Emiliano Sala. It was the end of his life. (

Created: 08.02.2019, 14:15 Uhr

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