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Shakhtar Donetsk Striker Maicon Killed in Car Crash

Brazilian forward involved in accident on Saturday morning.

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Maicon has been tragically killed in a car crash according to ESPN.

The 25 year old moved to the Ukrainian side in 2012 and scored one goal in six appearances for the club.

“FC Shakhtar regretfully informs that on February 8, 2014 the life of a footballer Maicon Pereira de Oliveira tragically ended. He died in a car crash in Donetsk,” a club statement read.

“He was a talented footballer, an open and friendly guy. Maicon loved life and knew how to make it positive and bright.

“(His) 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.”