Tragedy in Malaga town of Torremolinos as 17-year-old ‘Juvenil A’ squad player passes away

Tragedy in Malaga town of Torremolinos as 17-year-old 'Juvenil A' squad player passes away

Image of Diego Fumero. Credit: Twitter@JTorremolinosCF

Torremolinos football club is mourning the passing of 17-year-old Diego Fumero who played for the Malaga club’s Juvenil A team.

The Malaga town of Torremolinos and particularly its football club are in mourning today, Friday, April 7, after learning of the death of 17-year-old Diego Fumero. The teenager was a member of the Juventud de Torremolinos’ Juvenil A team in the Costa del Sol town.

His passing was announced through the Malaga club’s social media networks. Diego was a native of Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands and had been studying criminology in Malaga. No cause of death has been confirmed at this moment in time.

“Today is a very sad day for our club. Our Juvenil A player, Diego Fumero, has passed away, having recently joined the club after coming to study in Malaga from Tenerife. May he rest in peace”, read the post from the club’s President. The club announced that its players will wear black armbands in its next league match as a sign of respect for their late player.

Social media has been flooded with messages of condolences and support for Diego and his family. Margarita del Cid, the Mayoress of Torremolinos was one of the first to pay tribute to the young man.

She wrote: “My sincere condolences on behalf of the government team for such a painful loss for his family, friends and for our Torremolinos Youth. Rest in Peace”.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by

Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at