Brazil’s two-time World Cup-winning captain Marcos Cafu’s son Danilo Feliciano de Moraes passed away on September 4 died at the age of 30 due to heart attack while playing football at his family’s home in Barueri, metropolitan Sao Paulo.
The news was confirmed by Paulo Sergio, Danilo’s former teammate at Brazil, Danilo felt unwell while playing football and was rushed to Albert Einstein Hospital’s Alphaville unit and was declared dead.
Danilo was the eldest son of Cafu who played as a right-back for Brazil national football team and also represented AS Roma and AC Milan at club-level. Europe’s top football clubs like Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Real Madrid showed their condolences through tweets.
Football Clubs pay their tributes
El Real Madrid C. F. expresses its deep regret at the passing of Danilo, the son of Brazilian football legend @officialcafu.
The club wishes to convey its condolences to Cafú and his family and shares in his grief in these difficult moments.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 5, 2019
Cafu’s former club also paid respect to his son. “The club sends its deepest condolences to Marcos Cafu and his family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.”
The club sends its deepest condolences to Marcos Cafu and his family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) September 5, 2019
“The club is deeply saddened by the passing of Cafu’s son, Danilo. All of us at the club send our heartfelt condolences to Cafu and his family at this difficult time,” tweeted Italian club Milan
The club is deeply saddened by the passing of Cafu's son, Danilo. All of us at the club send our heartfelt condolences to Cafu and his family at this difficult time.
— Inter (@Inter_en) September 5, 2019
Cafu was deeply touched after seeking support from fellow footballers and fans overall the world. He took to his Instagram account thanking everyone for their concern and support.
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Eu e minha família gostaríamos de agradecer o apoio de todos! Obrigado por cada mensagem, pela preocupação, e por todo carinho de vocês! Estou lendo todas as mensagens, mas infelizmente não vou conseguir responder a todos! Mas esse apoio de vocês faz toda diferença na minha recuperação e de toda minha família. Que todos continuem orando por nós 🙏🏻🌟🖤 O apoio de vocês nos fortalece!
The post’s caption translates:- “Me and my family would like to thank everyone’s support! Thank you for every message, for the concern, and for all affection of you I’m reading all the messages, but unfortunately, I won’t be able to answer. But this support from you makes all difference in my recovery and all my family. may everyone keep praying for us, the support of you strengthen us,” said the 49-year-old father.
Cafu lifted the World Cup for Brazil in 1994 and 2002 and is currently working with FIFA as the brand ambassador for the 2022 World Cup slated to be held in Qatar.