Former Stoke defender Teixeira dies aged 25

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Former Stoke defender Teixeira dies aged 25
Shukriya Pakistan

Former Stoke City defender Dionatan Teixeira has died aged 25, the Premier League club announced.

The Brazilian joined the club in 2014 and made two first-team appearances before joining Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol.

“Dionatan was a hugely popular member of our squad and it’s difficult to comprehend that he has passed away at such a young age,” Stoke’s chief executive Tony Scholes said in a statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his young family and friends at such a difficult time.”

Media reports claimed the player died from a suspected heart attack.

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