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Shakhtar striker Maicon dies in car accident

[Saturday, February 08, 2014 ]

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Maicon died early Saturday in a car accident in Donetsk at the age of 25.

Maicon joined Shakhtar Donetsk on a free transfer in the summer of 2012
Maicon joined Shakhtar Donetsk on a free transfer in the summer of 2012

Photo: Shakhtar Donetsk

"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," read a statement published on the club's website.

"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."

The Brazilian was on a loan to Ukrainian club Illichivets Mariupol until the end of the 2013/14 season.

No further details of the crash have been revealed at this stage.


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