Emiliano Sala’s emotional sister posted a heartbreaking tribute to her tragic brother after he was confirmed dead in the English Channel plane crash.
The Cardiff striker’s body was pulled from the wreckage of the aircraft which was found on the bottom of the sea earlier this week.
Devastated Romina uploaded a eulogy on Instagam alongside a picture of the the £15million player in the early hours of Friday morning.
The football world has begun paying its respects following confirmation of Sala’s death.
“Your soul in my soul it will shine forever thus illuminating the time of my existence. I love you, tito,” his sister wrote.
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The plane, which was carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, disappeared off the radar around 8:30pm on January 21.
Defender Sol Bamba was the first Cardiff player to tweet after the news was announced.
Tragic… May you rest in peace.” said the Bluebirds team-mate Sala never got to play with.
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote: No words to describe how sad this is.
“Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and also to the family of the pilot.”
World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has offered his condolences on social media. It was Mbappe with whom Sala was battling atop the Ligue 1 scoring charts earlier in the season.
Simply “RIP Emi” the PSG striker said.
Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri sent his condolences to Sala’s family. He took to twitter after the news broke late on Thursday.
“What painful news.,” he said. “My condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Emiliano Sala at this very hard time. We are with you.”
Dorset Police confirmed: “The body brought to Portland Port today has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala.
“The families of Mr Sala and pilot David Ibbotson have been updated. Our thoughts remain with them all.”