Franco Acosta was trying to swim across a river in Canelones in southern Uruguay when he disappeared
The striker Franco Acosta was found lifeless on Monday, 08, two days after disappearing after trying to swim across a river, in the department of Canelones, in the south of Uruguay. He was the target of search by the country’s maritime authorities since last Saturday, 06. Franco Acosta, 25, started his professional career with the Uruguayan Fénix in 2013. Two years later, in addition to having participated in the Under-20 World Cup for the national team of his country, he transferred to Spanish football, acquired by the Villarreal, even though he only played for team B. In 2018, he changed clubs in the country, going to Racing Santander.
Then, Franco Acosta made his return to Uruguay in 2018. There, he wore the shirts of Boston River, Plaza Colonia and Atenas, the last club of his career, in which he was the top scorer in the South American Sub-Championship. 17, 2013. His tragic death caused great commotion in Spanish and Uruguayan football. “Deeply shocked and dejected by his departure. We will always remember you, Franco. Rest in peace, ”published Villarreal on his Twitter profile.
Deeply shocked and dejected at your loss. We will always remember you, Franco. D.E.P
— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF)
“Club Atlético Atenas regrets with deep regret the passing of Franco Acosta, who defended our institution in the 2020 season. We salute his family, friends and colleagues,” said Atenas, the last club in the striker’s career. “We deeply regret the death of Uruguayan soccer player Franco Acosta, a member of Uruguay’s youth teams and who was part of the Aenas squad in the 2020 season,” wrote the Uruguayan Football Association.
* With information from Estadão Content