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Monday 22 September 2014

Shakhtar striker killed in crash

Published 08/02/2014 | 13:22

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Shakhtar Donetsk Brazilian striker Maicon Pereira de Oliveira died in a traffic accident

Shakhtar Donetsk Brazilian striker Maicon Pereira de Oliveira died in a traffic accident early today, the club said.

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"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," the club said in a statement published on the official website.

The 25-year-old was on a loan to the Ukrainian league club Illichivets Mariupol until the end of the 2013-14 season.

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