Footballer Dionatan Teixeira Dead

By APN Agencies

Former Stoke City defender Dionatan Teixeira has died at the age of 25 from a suspected heart attack.

He joined Stoke in 2014 having had trials at a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester City.

But the Brazilian’s time in England was blighted by injury and he made only two substitute appearances for Stoke in three years at the club.

Teixeira was in his native Brazil when he was taken ill and he died on Sunday after a suspected heart attack, according to his current club FC Sheriff, a Moldovan side who are playing in the Europa League this season.

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