UK Police have confirmed that the body found in plane wreckage in the English Channel on Sunday is Emiliano Sala.
Dorset Police said the families of the Argentinian-born Sala, 28 and the pilot David Ibbotson had been informed before making an official statement.
“The families of Mr Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson have been updated with this news and will continue to be supported by specially trained family liaison officers.
“Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.”
Sala was on his way to Cardiff after completing his signing to the Premier League club when mishap occurred.
The search for his body resumed after a few days with funds donated for the search to continue by players and fans all over the world.