By Matthew Roscoe • 25 February 2022 • 8:50
Young German footballer has died aged 20. Credit: Twitter
TRAGIC NEWS – Young German footballer Jordi Bongard who played for Borussia Mönchengladbach has sadly died aged 20 following a serious car accident on Wednesday, February 23.
Bongard, who was currently playing for the U23 team of the five-time German champions, was rewarded with his first professional contract in July of last year after progressing up through the club since the age of 12.
Borussia wrote on Twitter: ‘Borussia mourns Jordi Bongard. Our U23 player died in a traffic accident last night.
‘We express our deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones and wish them strength. Jordi will always be in our thoughts & hearts!’
The club sporting director, Roland Virkus, said: “We received this terrible news this morning and are stunned. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with Jordi’s family.”
As a show of respect for the 20-year-old central defender, who scored nine goals in 74 appearances for Borussia’s Under-17, Under-19 and Under-23 sides, Borussia cancelled all training sessions and press conferences due to be held on Thursday, February 24.
German club Eintracht Frankfurt reacted to the news, writing: “Our deepest condolences to all his relatives and to Borussia! We send a lot of strength from Frankfurt”.
FC Cologne said: “The Effzeh family are shocked and in mourning over Jordi Bongard’s passing. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone at Gladbach in this difficult time.”
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