A young French striker has died in an accident at the age of 23. Nathael Julan, who last played as a forward for the French club Guingamp, died in a car crash after a training section on Friday, January 3, 2020.
The French Ligue 2 announced the sad news on social media with a statement, which reads: “L’En Avant Guingamp is in mourning,” said the club. “The club had the immense pain to learn this afternoon of the accidental death of its player Nathael Julan.
“On this tragic day, all members of the club join together to express their sad condolences to Nathael’s family.”
L’En Avant Guingamp est en deuil.
Le club a eu l’immense douleur d’apprendre cet après-midi, le décès accidentel de son joueur Nathael Julan.
En ce jour tragique, tous les membres du club s’associent pour adresser leurs condoléances attristées à la famille de Nathael. pic.twitter.com/BTZmciC9Gd
— En Avant Guingamp (@EAGuingamp) January 3, 2020
The club didn’t give further details as they only revealed he died in a car crash after a training session.
Nathael Julan was raised at Le Havre where he made his professional debut in Ligue 2 in 2015. He made 42 appearances for Le Havre, scoring nine goals, before joining Guingamp in January 2018 when they were in Ligue 1.
The striker was later loaned to Valenciennes in January last year and returned to Guingamp in June, before they were relegated to French Ligue 2 last season.