Wed 01 March 2023 | 14:55

Pelayo Novo dies after being hit by a train at the age of 32

Former Spanish footballer, who had spells at Real Oviedo and Albacete, has reportedly died after being run over by a train on the Oviedo-Siero route in La Corredoria.

Spanish outlet Diario AS first reported that the former Spanish footballer Pelayo Novo has died at age of 32 after being hit by a train in Oviedo as police are investigating the incident. Real Oviedo confirmed the news and paid tribute to their former midfielder on social media, confirming they will hold a minute's silence before training on Wednesday.

"With a broken heart. We deeply regret the death of Pelayo Novo, captain of our Foundation. Family, friends: we are with you. Rest in peace Pelayo,"

read a statement.

Beginning his career with his hometown club Oviedo, Pelayo moved to Elche before having loan spells at Cordoba and Lugo. Curdoba also paid tribute to their former player in a statement.

"We deeply regret the death of our former player Pelayo Novo at the age of 32,"

said the club. "

He will always remain in the memory of the Cordobesistas, since a cross of his made us 'touch the sky in Las Tendillas'. Our sincere condolences to family and friends."

Injuries forced the midfielder to early retirement at the age of 28. The Reigning La Liga and Champions League champions also paid tribute in a statement on Twitter:

"Real Madrid C.F. deeply laments the passing of Pelayo Novo, the former Real Oviedo, Cordoba, Elche, Deportivo Lugo, CFR Cluj and Albacete player, and wishes to express its condolences and affection to all of his family and loved ones. Rest in peace."



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