Qatar Football AssociationNews
08.06.2014 5:57 in :

Aruanã, Brazil: News out of Brazil this morning leaves us with some sad news, as reports have surfaced that the former Al Gharafa striker Fernandãodied in a helicopter crashlast night in Aruanã, a province in central Brazil.

The 36 year-old had spent a one year on loan at Al Gharafa when he scored 10 goals in 22 matches.


Fernando Lúcio da Costa played 190 times for the Porto Alegre club and scored 77 goals. He also managed the side in 2012. He played for Ligue 1 Marseille for three seasons between 2001 and 2004 and in 2005 he won his solitary cap for the Brazilian national side in a 3-0 friendly win over Guatemala.

According to Aruanã Fire officials, the cause of the accident has yet to be determined. There were four other people in the helicopter, and all were found dead.