Alverca stated Apolinario collapsed within the 27th minute of the membership’s Portuguese 3rd department fit towards UFC Almeirim on Sunday, after it appears struggling a cardiorespiratory arrest.
“It’s with deep disappointment that we record, in response to the tips equipped by means of the clinical group of workers of the Vila Franca de Xira Medical institution, the passing by means of mind loss of life of our athlete Alex Sandro dos Santos Apolinário, this morning,” Alverca tweeted on Thursday.
“FC Alverca Futebol SAD will supply the entire important toughen to his kinfolk. Right now of mourning all of FC Alverca actions are canceled.”
In line with the UK’s Nationwide Well being Provider, mind loss of life is “when an individual on a synthetic existence toughen device now not has any mind purposes.”
In a observation on Instagram following the incident on Sunday, Alverca stated Apolinario was once attended to with a defibrillator by means of the membership’s well being pros.
“At the beginning, we wish to thank the Firefighters and Ambulance (Services and products), who temporarily arrived at the stadium’s pitch and took care of our participant,” Alverca stated.
“We additionally wish to thank the toughen equipped by means of all athletes and group of workers at UFC Almeirim on this very subtle second which we now have been via and are experiencing nowadays.”
Apolinario got here throughout the adolescence ranks of Brazilian membership Cruzeiro and made a handful of first workforce appearances ahead of his transfer to Portugal.
The promising younger footballer scored for Alverca in a well-known Portuguese Cup disillusioned towards first department aspect Wearing CP again in 2019.