The body of a former Swiss international football player who was once among the nation’s brightest young talents was discovered in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Early this morning, 27-year-old Karim Gazzetta was discovered dead in front of his house in Mostar, a city 45 miles south of Sarajevo.
Police are looking into it, but according to Bosnian media, Gazzetta, a local player at Zrinjski at the time, committed suicide by jumping off a building.
Gazzetta, an aggressive midfielder, was formerly regarded as a promising young player in Swiss football after earning four caps for the under-20 national team in 2015.
He came through the academy of Servette FC – one of the country’s most-successful teams – and spent several spells on loan before moving to Stade Lausanne-Ouchy.
He then went to Neuchâtel Xamax, a team relegated from the Swiss top tier in 2012 after bankruptcy, but who clawed their way back to the premiere division in 2018.
However, injuries began to plague his career and he was sold to Zrinjski over the summer while suffering from problems that kept him off the field.
Gazzetta recovered but made just two appearances before picking up another injury. His last appearance was in a cup game on October 19th.