Jarque in action for Espanyol in 2009
|Full name||Daniel Jarque González|
|Date of birth||1 January 1983|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Date of death||8 August 2009(aged 26)|
|Place of death||Florence, Italy|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, and a product of local RCD Espanyol's youth system, Jarque made his La Liga debut with his hometown club on 20 October 2002, in a match against Recreativo de Huelva during 2002–03. After 15 appearances in two seasons combined, he went on to become a defensive mainstay for a team that won the 2006 edition of the Copa del Rey; on 18 September 2005, he scored the game's only goal to help the hosts defeat Real Madrid.
In 2006–07, after renewing his contract until 2009, Jarque appeared in 14 UEFA Cup games as Espanyol reached the final, lost on penalties to Sevilla FC. In the previous league campaign, he contributed with four league goals as the Pericos finished 15th.
Death and tributes
According to several online Spanish newspapers, Jarque was found dead during Espanyol's pre-season, in Coverciano, Florence, Italy. On 8 August 2009 he was on the phone with his girlfriend in the team hotel when he suffered a heart attack. Some other news sources say that Jarque's girlfriend, who was seven months into her pregnancy, reported his absence to his roommate Ferran Corominas.
On 15 August 2009, Arsenal player Cesc Fàbregas, a former teammate of Jarque in the Spanish under-21 side, dedicated his second goal in his team's 6–1 Premier League win at Everton to him, by raising a shirt with his name and number (#21, which he wore mainly as a professional). The homage was again paid the following month – as Espanyol won the first match at their new Estadi Cornellà-El Prat – against Málaga CF – by 2–1 scorer Iván Alonso, as Jarque's pregnant girlfriend was also giving birth to the couple's daughter.
On 11 July 2010, during the FIFA World Cup final, Jarque's close friend Andrés Iniesta celebrated his 116th-minute winning goal by removing his jersey to reveal an undershirt with the sentence "Dani Jarque siempre con nosotros" ("Dani Jarque, always with us"). Two years later, after Spain won UEFA Euro 2012, Fàbregas again donned a T-shirt during the trophy celebrations to remember his death.
- Copa del Rey: 2005–06
- UEFA Cup: Runner-up 2006–07
- Supercopa de España: Runner-up 2006
- Copa Catalunya: Runner-up 2007
- "Spain in mourning for Jarque". UEFA. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
- Raymundo, Marc (9 August 2009). "Jarque: El líder de la senzillesa" [Jarque: Leader of simplicity]. El Punt (in Catalan). Retrieved 9 August 2009.
- Astruells, Andrés (13 April 2006). "¡Increíble Espanyol!" [Incredible Espanyol!]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- García, Gregorio (18 September 2005). "El Espanyol le endosa al Madrid su tercera derrota en una semana" [Espanyol hand Madrid their third loss in one week]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- "Jarque signs Espanyol extension". UEFA. 24 January 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
- Henderson, Charlie (16 May 2007). "Espanyol 2–2 Sevilla". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
- "El R. Madrid pierde con el Espanyol (1–0), el Barça con el At. Madrid (2–1) y el Getafe es el nuevo líder" [R. Madrid lose to Espanyol (1–0), Barça to At. Madrid (2–1) and Getafe are the new leaders] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. 18 September 2005. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- Sanz, Óscar (28 November 2005). "El Atlético no da para más" [Atlético losing their breath]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- Álvarez, Robert (24 April 2006). "El tesón de Tamudo tumba al Betis" [Tamudo's spunk downs Betis]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "El Zaragoza no puede vengarse de la Copa y empata con el Espanyol" [Zaragoza cannot get Cup revenge and draw with Espanyol]. Marca (in Spanish). 30 April 2006. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- "Raúl Tamudo deixa la capitania de l'Espanyol en favor de Dani Jarque" [Raúl Tamudo leaves Espanyol's captaincy for Dani Jarque] (in Catalan). Televisió de Catalunya. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
- "Tamudo deja de ser el capitán del Espanyol" [Tamudo is no longer Espanyol's captain]. Marca (in Spanish). 18 July 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
- Quixano, Jordi (9 August 2009). "Muerte súbita de Dani Jarque" [Sudden death of Dani Jarque]. El País (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- Bryan, Paul (10 August 2009). "'Tragedy that's hard to understand'". UEFA. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
- "Fallece Daniel Jarque, capitán del Espanyol" [Daniel Jarque, Espanyol captain, dies]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
- "Fabregas dedicates goal to Daniel Jarque". Arsenal F.C. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
- "La hija de Dani Jarque nació durante el partido del Espanyol" [Dani Jarque's daughter was born during Espanyol's match]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 23 September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
- "Iniesta dedicates winning goal to Jarque". ESPN Soccernet. 11 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
- "Euro 2012: Spanish players honor deceased after win". NDTV. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "Iker Casillas hails 'marvellous moment in Spanish football history' as Spain win Euro 2012". London Evening Standard. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- Torres, M. Carmen (21 October 2013). "La Ciudad Deportiva honra a Dani Jarque" [The Sports City honours Dani Jarque]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- José Vicente Tejedor Carnicero; Raúl Torre; Carles Lozano Ferrer; Anthony Zea; Roberto Di Maggio (23 August 2018). "Spain - List of Super Cup Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
- "El Barcelona gana la Copa de Cataluña en la tanda de penaltis" [Barcelona win the Catalonia Cup on penalties]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 6 June 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
- "España vence a Alemania y se proclama campeona de Europa Sub-19" [Spain beat Germany and are crowned Under-19 European champions]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 28 July 2002. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
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