Former Villarreal player Franco Acosta found dead, aged 25

Mon 08 March 2021 | 18:18

The Uruguayan Franco Acosta, a former Villarreal and Racing Santander player, was found dead on Monday after he disappeared on Saturday while trying to swim across the Arroyo Pando in the Department of Canelones.


had a five-year spell at


between 2015 and 2020. He was loaned to

Racing Santander

in the 2017-18 season.

He then enjoyed loan spells at Uruguayan clubs

Boston River


Plaza Colonia

before signing permanently with


last year.

Acosta had been a star at youth level for his nation – scoring 12 goals in 15 appearances for the Under-17 side and six goals at Under-20 level, but he never got the chance to feature for the first team.

source: SportMob