Karim Gazzetta, a former midfielder for Switzerland, is said to have jumped to his death early on Monday at his home in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The 27-year-old former Swiss international footballer was discovered dead in front of his house in Mostar, a city 45 miles south of Sarajevo, according to the Mirror UK.
Gazzetta joined local team Zrinjski, the current champions of Bosnia, in the summer but was only able to make two appearances because of injury.
According to a statement from his first club, Servette, which was cited by Mirror UK, “The Servettienne family mourns today the disappearance of Karim Gazzetta, child of the club. To his family and close friends,
we send our most sincere condolences and our support. Rest in peace Karim.”
Further reports stated that the attacking midfielder was once tipped for the very top and appeared for the Swiss at every level up to Under-20 but had experienced continuous injury problems.
Gazzetta also played for Winterthur, Lausanne and Xamax.
Lausanne in their tribute said, “The Swiss football family is in mourning. It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Karim Gazzetta. The LS presents its most sincere condolences to all of his family and loved ones.”
“The Swiss Football League mourns the loss of former U20 international Karim Gazzetta, who tragically passed away in Bosnia. Most recently, at the age of 27, he was under contract with the Bosnian league leaders Zrinjski Mostar.
“The SFL expresses its deepest condolences to the entire family and loved ones, especially his younger brother Luca, who made three appearances in the Challenge League for Servette FC in the 2017/18 season and is currently playing in the Promotion League for Stade Nyonnais,” the spokesman for the Swiss Football League added.
Meanwhile, the Bosnia police said an investigation is ongoing.
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