Shakhtar Donetsk: Brazilian striker Maicon dies in car crash Shakhtar Donetsk striker Maicon Pereira de Oliveira died in a car crash in the Ukrainian city on Saturday, the club have announced. In a statement on their website,
Shakhtar said that the Brazilian, 25, was a “wonderful person”. “He was a talented footballer, open and friendly guy,” the club added. “It is a terrible bereavement for each of us.” Maicon was on loan to Ukrainian league club Illichivets Mariupol until the end of the season. He joined Shakhtar Donetsk on a free transfer in 2012 from fellow Ukrainian side Volyn Lutsk and made six appearances, scoring one goal.
The 25-year-old, was on a loan to the Ukrainian league club Illichivets Mariupol until the end of the 2013-14 season.
No further details of the crash have been revealed at this stage.