We recently reported the death of a footballer that lost his life while playing football. It is yet another sad story, as Bernardo Ribeiro has become the second footballer to die in two days after falling ill during a match in Brazil. It was gathered that the former Newcastle Jets midfielder was playing in a friendly match for Friburguense on Saturday 7 May and fell ill.
Brazil’s O Globo reports the 26-year-old was substituted after falling ill and was taken to hospital, but died shortly afterwards. The cause of Ribeiro’s death is yet to be officially disclosed.
“The Nova Friburgo sporting community is in mourning,” his club said in a press statement. “Friburgense Athletic Club says farewell to a great athlete and human being, loved by every single player, member of the technical staff, director and club official. Our deepest sympathies to the Frizao family and all the family of Bernardo Ribeiro.”