You’ve read so much about the football star, Emiliano Sala, but we bet you didn’t know these five things about him
Tributes have been pouring in for the Cardiff City record signing, who was confirmed dead by Dorset Police on Wednesday after his body was retrieved from the wreckage of the plane that was initially declared missing 18 days ago.
Professional footballers and the general public at large have been sharing photos and highlights of the 28-year-old’s life as well as condolence messages to the bereaved family.
But what kind of person was the Argentine away from his professional career as a footballer? Below are five things you probably didn't know about Emiliano Sala. Slide through the gallery to enjoy our collection.
HE LOVED FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Once the player observed irregularities with the Piper Malibu aircraft that was conveying him from Nantes to Cardiff, the first thing he did was to send a voice note to a group that had a couple of friends and family informing them of the tragic incident.
It showed how dear they were to his heart for him to have remembered them even in the face of impending danger.
HE LOVED TATTOOS
Sala loved his tattoos! At least that is what his Instagram handle says.
Whether it was the process of adding a new one to his right arm or capturing them in cute photos, Sala loved to flaunt the dark ink on his arm and it did look nice on him.
HE LOVED HIS DOG, NALA
During the period when Sala's plane was declared missing, his sister Romina shared this photo of his pet with the caption, "Nala is waiting for you too" and a love emoji.
A quick glance through the forward's social media timeline would show the fond relationship between the pair before his demise.
HE LOVED WATER
The ex-Bordeaux man was a huge fan of beaches and pools. They were one of the most featured places on his Instagram gallery.
It's quite unfortunate that over water was where he took his last breath.
HE LOVED MUSIC
Sala was a huge fan of music and had close ties with one Argentine band. Occasionally, he shared pictures of himself with the band.
He was also a good guitarist.