Factbox: Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala

Factbox: Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala

(Reuters) - Cardiff City's record signing striker Emiliano Sala was on board a light aircraft that went missing over the English Channel late on Monday.

Following are facts about Sala, who joined the Premier League side from Nantes this week in a deal British media reported was worth about 17 million euros ($19.3 million):

- Born Emiliano Raul Sala Taffarel in Argentina's Santa Fe Province on October 31, 1990

- Began his playing career as a youth at Argentinian side Club Proyecto Crecer, before heading to France where he signed for Girondins de Bordeaux

- The striker made his debut for the club in 2012 before going on loan to French sides Chamois Niortais and Caen

- He joined Nantes in 2015 and has scored 42 goals for the French Ligue 1 side so far

- Sala had scored 12 goals this season in France's Ligue 1 to rank fifth among top scorers behind Kylian Mbappe (17), Edinson Cavani (14), Neymar Jr and Nicolas Pepe (13)

($1 = 0.8802 euros)

(Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Jason Neely)

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Updated Date: Jan 23, 2019 07:06:09 IST

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