Former Uruguayan footballer Franco Acosta, who played in the Villarreal and Racing de Santander, was found dead this monday after on Saturday he disappeared while trying to swim across a stream in the department of Canelones, in the south of his country.
According to sources from the National Navy confirmed to Efe, the body of the young athlete was practically found in the same place where he had been last seen. Acosta, 25, had been wanted by maritime authorities since Saturday.
Born in March 1996, the soccer player began his professional career at Fénix, where he made his debut in 2013. Two years later, the forward played the South American U-20 and the World Cup in the same category with Uruguay in a team that had players such as Erick Cabaco, Mauro Arambarri, Nahitan Nández and Gastón Pereiro.
In that same season, Acosta was acquired by Villarreal, where he began defending the colors of the subsidiary. Later, he jumped to the first team and in June he made his debut in the European League of the UEFA in the victory of the ‘yellow submarine’ by 0-2 against Lyon of France with goals from Bruno Soriano and Leo Baptistao.
Finally, in 2018 he went to Racing de Santander, a club in which he spent a season before returning to Uruguay, where he defended Plaza Colonia, Boston River and Atenas de San Carlos.