The son of former Brazil captain Cafu has died at the age of 30 after suffering a suspected heart attack while playing football.
Reports in Brazil say Cafu’s eldest son, Danilo Feliciano de Moraes, fell ill while playing football with friends on Wednesday near the family’s home in Sao Paolo.
He was reportedly taken to the city’s Albert Einstein Hospital where he later died.
A number of clubs have tweeted their condolences to Cafu, including his boyhood side Sao Paulo.
“Sao Paulo Futebol Clube deeply regrets the death of Danilo, son of Cafu,” read a club statement.
“The club sympathises and wishes the tricolour idol, family and friends a lot of strength.”
AC Milan also tweeted its support: “Our @officialcafu has lost his son, Danilo. It’s with a sad heart that we offer our deepest condolences to his family at this saddest of times.”
Our @officialcafu has lost his son, Danilo. It’s with a sad heart that we offer our deepest condolences to his family at this saddest of times 🙏
Marcos, in questo momento di profonda tristezza ogni rossonero è con te e la tua famiglia. Il nostro abbraccio va a voi 🙏
— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 5, 2019
Real Madrid also tweeted: “El Real Madrid CF expresses its deep regret at the passing of Danilo, the son of Brazilian football legend Cafu”
El Real Madrid C. F. expresses its deep regret at the passing of Danilo, the son of Brazilian football legend @officialcafu.
The club wishes to convey its condolences to Cafú and his family and shares in his grief in these difficult moments.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 5, 2019
Cafu is the most capped Brazilian in history, with 142 appearances the Selecao over a 16-year international career.
The former right-back won the World Cup twice during his playing career and was captain of the side that triumphed in the 2002 tournament in Japan and South Korea.
source: sky sports