A post-mortem examination has confirmed Emiliano Sala died from head injuries.
The light aircraft he was on crashed in the English Channel last month.
The inquest into the death of the footballer, who was on a plane which crashed last month, has been opened and adjourned at Dorset Coroner's Court.
Proceedings will resume in November, after the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the inquiry into the tragedy could take between six months and a year.
The Cardiff City footballer's body was recovered during a privately-funded search, but the other person on board - pilot David Ibbotson - is still missing.