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Shakthar to pay-out Maicon's contract to his family

Published Feb 15, 2014
Feb 15, 2014 IST


Ukranian champions Shakhtar Donetsk have announced that they will pay out Maicon Pereira de Oliveira’s contract in full to his family, following his demise in a tragic car accident.

At a fan question-and-answer session on Friday, Shakthar’s CEO, Sergie Palkin was asked as to what the stance of the club is towards the deceased’s family.

Here’s what he had to say:

“The contract with Maicon was valid through mid-2015. From a legal point of view, in such situations it expires. But Maicon has had a 7-year-old daughter and quite elderly parents left. Therefore, the president of the club decided to hand his family the amount stipulated by the contract, in full, to support his family at this difficult time.”

At the time of his death, Maicon had been on-loan to another Ukranian side Illichivets, where he had scored 3 goals in 10 appearances this season.

Reports have confirmed that he was killed in a car crash in Donetsk last Saturday.

Shakthar had released the following statement following the footballer’s death:

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.


Maicon who was born in 1988 started his professional career with Volyn Lutsk another Ukranian side. A loan to Romanian side Steaue Bucharest followed after which he joined Shakthar in 2012 for a free transfer.

He had made six appearances for his side scoring one goal in the process.

Shakhtar’s decision to pay-out his contract to his family is a commendable job, at the very least.

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