Nathael Julan: Guingamp striker dies in car accident after training, aged 23

The Ligue 2 club have cancelled their friendly match on Saturday due to the tragic news

Jack Rathborn
Saturday 04 January 2020 10:41 GMT
Nathael Julan passed away after a car crash
Nathael Julan passed away after a car crash (AFP)

Guingamp striker Nathael Julan has died following a car crash on Friday following training.

The French forward, 23, was involved in the accident in Pordic, Brittany at around 3pm GMT.

After beginning his career with Le Havre in Ligue 1, Julan made the move to Guingamp in January 2018.

He made 11 senior appearances for the side, with a loan spell at Valenciennes last season.

A Guingamp club statement read: “The club had the immense pain of learning this afternoon of the accidental death of their player Nathael Julan.

Nathael Julan made 11 appearances for Guingamp
Nathael Julan made 11 appearances for Guingamp (AFP)

“On this tragic day, all the members of the club join together to send their condolences to Nathael’s family.”

While Ligue 1’s official account also paid tribute: “We would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Nathael Julan and Guingamp.”

Guingamp, who are currently on Ligue 2’s mid-season break, have cancelled their friendly against Concarneau on Saturday.

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