Moldova defender Violeta Mitul dies aged 26 after a tragic accident during mountain hike with her Einherji team-mates

Moldova defender Violeta Mitul dies aged 26 after a tragic accident during mountain hike with her Einherji team-mates

  • Moldova defender Violeta Mitul has died aged 26 following an accident
  • The accident occurred while Mitul was on a mountain hike with club team-mates

Moldova international Violeta Mitul has died at the age of 26 in a tragic accident.

UEFA announced that Mitul passed away earlier this week following an accident while she was on a mountain hike with team-mates from her club Einherji.

The left-back died after an accidental fall from a cliff in the harbour area near Vopnafjordur.

After making her international debut in 2017, Mitul made 41 appearances for her country.

Prior to joining Einherji earlier this year, Mitul had played for clubs including FF La Solana, Apulia Trani and WFC Voskhod.

Moldova defender Violeta Mitul has died at the age of 26 following a tragic accident

Mitul was on a mountain hike with team-mates from club Einherji when the accident occurred

Mitul was on a mountain hike with team-mates from club Einherji when the accident occurred

The Moldovan FA said that Mitul was 'one of the best players of the women's national team'

The Moldovan FA said that Mitul was ‘one of the best players of the women’s national team’

Earlier in her career, Mitul won the Moldovan and Romanian Cups with Alga Tiraspol and Vasas Femina.

In a statement from Einherji, Mitul was described as ‘kind, energetic and an exemplary footballer’. 

The Moldovan FA said that Mitul was ‘one of the best players of the women’s national team’. 

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