RIP Litte Champ! Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach is mourning the death of Jordi Bongard. 

Bongard was involved in a tragic car accident on Thursday morning and Gladbach has paid tribute to the 20-year-old. The center-back signed for Gladbach at the age of 12 and progressed right up to the U23s and has represented Germany at youth levels.

“Borussia mourns the death of U23s player Jordi Bongard, who unfortunately died in a car accident last night,” a statement from the club read.

“We would like to send our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

The club’s sporting director Roland Virkus said, “We received this terrible news this morning and we are stunned. Our deepest sympathy and our thoughts are with Jordi’s family.”

Bundesliga clubs reactions

FC Cologne – The #effzeh family are shocked and in mourning over Jordi Bongard’s passing. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and everyone at Gladbach in this difficult time.”

Mainz – We are shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordi’s family at this difficult time.

Hertha Berlin – Everyone at Hertha sends their thoughts and condolences to Jordi Bongard’s family, friends, and teammates.

Bongard netted nine goals for Gladbach’s youth in 74 appearances before signing a professional contract with the first team last summer.

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