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Shakthar Donetsk striker Maicon dies in tragic road accident

Published Feb 08, 2014
Feb 08, 2014 IST


Ukranian club Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed that their striker Maicon Pereira de Oliveira has passed away in a tragic car accident on 8th February,2014.

The 25-year old Brazilian footballer joined the Ukranian giants in 2012 after a loan spell with Romanian team Steaua Bucuresti. Maicon made 6 appearances for Shakhtar and scored 1 goal for the club. He was out on loan from Shakhtar to Illichivets, another Ukranian club.

In a statement released on the club’s official website, the club said :

“FC Shakhtar regretfully informs that on 8 February 2014 the life of a footballer Maicon Pereira de Oliveira tragically ended. He died in a car crash in Donetsk.

He was a talented footballer, open and friendly guy. Maicon loved life and knew how to make it positive and bright. Tragic, untimely and absurd death took away a wonderful person from our ranks. Maicon was only 25 years old.

It is a terrible bereavement for each of us. FC Shakhtar expresses condolences and sympathy to Maicon’s family and friends. May he rest in peace…”

No further details of the crash have been revealed as yet.

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