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Alverca, belonging to the Portuguese third division, announced the death of its Brazilian player, Alex Apollinario, at the age of 24, due to a heart attack.
Apollinario fell unconscious in a match that gathered Alverca against his counterpart Oniao Almerim last Sunday in the Portuguese third division, and the medical device provided him with first aid for his team before rushing him to the hospital.
O FC Alverca Futebol SAD eo FC Alverca comunicam.
Com profundo pesar comunicamos, de acordo com as informações prestadas pelo corpo médico do Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira, o falecimento por morte cerebral do nosso atleta Alex Sandro dos Santos Apolinário, esta manhã. pic.twitter.com/arzUyICRy2
– FC Alverca (@FCAlverca) January 7, 2021
There, he went into intensive care before taking his last breath on Thursday.
Apollinario has played with Alverca since 2018, and this season he has played 8 matches and scored two goals.