Saturday, 8 August 2009

RIP Dani Jarque (1983-2009)


Espanyol Barcelona central defender and captain Dani Jarque has died this afternoon at the age of 26. The Catalan player got a heart attack during the club's summer camp in Italy.

Dani Jarque was talking with his girlfriend on the phone while the conversation suddenly stopped. She called his room-mate Ferran Corominas, who went to check on him together with team delegate José María Calzón. They found Jarque on the ground. Although he was taken to the hospital, he couldn't be reanimated.

Daniel Jarque joined Espanyol at the age of 12. He made his first team debut when he was 19 and was appointed captain earlier this summer after the departure of Raúl Tamudo. With his club, he won one Spanish cup in 2006. With Spain, he won one European U-19 championship in 2002.

Espanyol will return to Barcelona tomorrow. FC Barcelona has put out an official statement offering the club's condolences to the player's family and to Espanyol. Barcelona president Joan Laporta did the same on behalf of the club, talking to Spanish news agency EFE: "We're totally dismayed. Today, we're all mourning."

26 comments:

Dan R said...

May his soul be bound in the chain of life and his body rest in peace.

So sad to hear, as much as we cules dislike Espanyol as a club, they are always an honorable spirited team and so are their players.

Emilfu said...

Rest in peace Daniel!

So tragic

kijux said...

RIP Dani...

Anonymous said...

really shocked...

fcbee said...

RIP. Tragic.

i_love_boobs_and_barca said...

RIP. :(

rObReV7 said...

Rest In Peace.

I really rated him as a player too. This has shocked me.

Anonymous said...

RIP

barca4life said...

Wow thats amazing. I never would have thought this would have happened in a million years. RIP Dani Jarque. Like Antonio Puerta gone too soon

Anonymous said...

So tragic. RIP.

groga said...

There are simply no words for this kind of events. So terrible. RIP.

trez said...

RIP.

lionel said...

rip captain.great heart, great player, last minute penalty maker agains eto'o.We will never forget you.

Iason said...

Horrible that it happened right after he became captain and club icon. R.I.P.

AMJ said...

Rest in Peace. Daniel Jarque.

alexxx786 said...

God Bless RIP Daniel Jarque.

phipu said...

RIP Jarque

Shekhu said...

RIP... Such a shocking news.

Anonymous said...

rip, he was gonna be a father like Puerta. too soon.

creus said...

A player that I really liked, and always had. He will be missed, no question about that.

Resst in peace, Dani!

omar said...

RIP DANI Jarque i likedd so mucch this player even when he was the captain of espanyol he was playing by his heart one of the players who save his club this season and had a promising future sooo sad

Anonymous said...

r.i.p

barca nike said...

R.I.P

AJ said...

R.I.P to Jarque.. Blau-i-Blanc or not, you were one of the nicer guys, unlike Tamudo. Rest in peace..

BTW, is it me, or was there no tribute to Sir Bobby Robson? I wasn't around during his passing, but anyway, R.I.P to SBR as well... =(

mariop said...

R.I.P Jarque

Manolo said...

How sad, i feel so sorry. R.I.P Jarque

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