The player from C.F. Bufalá de Badalona lost his life this Wednesday, and his loss has deeply saddened the Catalan grassroots football community. Once again, the world of football has been shaken by tragedy.
Oriol Rubio, a player for C.F. Bufalá de Badalona, tragically lost his life in a traffic accident. This sad news has deeply affected his team and the Catalan grassroots football community, where he was well-known.
The incident occurred last Wednesday in a traffic accident; however, no further details about the tragic loss of the football player have been disclosed. The news was announced by his own team, C.F. Bufalá de Badalona, and by the Catalan Football Federation.
Fate had it that Oriol Rubio would pass away just one day after renewing his contract with the club. Following the event, Bufalá posted an emotional message to remember the player, who was highly regarded within the Catalan institution. “This is possibly the most difficult post we’ve ever had to make. Yesterday, we announced his contract renewal, and today we had to say goodbye. A top-notch player, a goal scorer, a teammate, and a friend on and off the field. We will miss you, Uri. This will always be your club, and your name will forever be written in our history. A big hug to the family during these tough times. Always our number 9,” the club Tweeted.
Jugador de primera, goleador, compañero y amigo dentro y fuera del campo. Te vamos a echar de menos Uri, este siempre será tu club y tu nombre queda escrito en nuestra historia. Un fuerte abrazo y todo nuestro cariño a la familia en estos momentos tan duros.
Siempre nuestro 9❤️ pic.twitter.com/zoFOh8ACJD
— C.F. Bufalá de Badalona (@cfbufala) July 12, 2023
His loss has prompted many teams in the same league as Bufalá to rally and fill social media with heartfelt dedications to the football player. One of the most special ones came from the Catalan Football Federation, which bid him farewell through a loving message.
The Catalan Football Federation expresses its deepest condolences to CF Bufalà for the death of the first team player, Oriol Rubio, at the age of 28, due to a traffic accident. The FCF wants to convey its sincere affection to the family and friends and thanks all the clubs and individuals associated with the Catalan football and futsal community who have expressed their condolences over this irreparable loss. Rest in peace,” wrote the organisation.
🖤 Dol per la mort del jugador del @cfbufala Oriol Rubio
🙏🏼 Des de l'@FCF_CAT expressem el nostre més sentit condol a la seva família i el club
Descansi en pau
— Federació Catalana de Futbol (@FCF_CAT) July 12, 2023
There were also Tweets from Espanyol who will play in the Segunda División at the start of the football season. They Tweeted, “deepest condolences to family, friends and the whole family of CF Bufala. RIP”.