Shakhtar Donetsk striker has died in a car accident.The club confirmed the news in an official statement on Saturday morning.
"FC Shakhtar regretfully informs that on 8 February 2014 the life of a footballer Maicon Pereira de Oliveira tragically ended.
"He died in a car crash in Donetsk."
The Brazilian joined the Ukrainian outfit in 2008 and made six appearances scoring one goal.
Recently he had been on loan with Zorya Luhansk and Illichivets Mariupol.
"He was a talented footballer, open and friendly guy," they added.
"Maicon loved life and knew how to make it positive and bright.
"Tragic, untimely and absurd death took away a wonderful person from our ranks. Maicon was only 25 years old.
"It is a terrible bereavement for each of us. FC Shakhtar expresses condolences and sympathy to Maicon's family and friends. May he rest in peace..."Shakhtar regretfully informs that today the life of a footballer Maicon tragically ended.