More than 100 footballers died over the last 75 years across the world as Cardiff City's Emiliano Sala was the latest victim of a series of plane crashes in the sports history. Late Thursday, British police confirmed that a body recovered from plane wreckage in the English Channel belongs to Argentina-born striker Sala. Sala was on his way to join his new club, Cardiff City FC, after signing a £15 million ($19.5 million) contract. The airplane was en route to Cardiff from Nantes, France before it disappeared from radar on Jan. 21 near the Channel Islands. Here are the list of footballers who died in plane crashes: On Jan. 21, 2019, Sala died after an aircraft came down in the English Channel. On Nov. 28, 2016, a plane carrying Brazil's Chapecoense club crashed in the Andes mountains near Medellin, Colombia. Three players survived while 19 others died.